When Brenda Martin (Moore) claims her car was stolen with her son in the backseat, the chilling accusation sparks an intense investigation led by Detective Lorenzo Council (Jackson). The frenzy to find her son escalates into an explosive nightmare of suspicion and accusation, and the search for the truth leads to riveting action, disturbing revelations, and a shocking ending. Based on the best-selling novel by Richard Price.
Interesting but not riveting
- Freedomland review by Rubber Ducky
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Starts well and captures your imagination, but the rest of the film was too long and drawn out. It therefore ended up being a bit boring, which is suprising given the subject matter of suspected murder, kidnap and racial tension. Julianne Moore plays a former junkie, depressed and unhinged, but revitalised by motherhood brilliantly. Samuel L Jackson is good as the cop who knows 'his people' in the impoverished projects of New Jersey. Could do with more plot as it just felt a bit 'samey'.
I really looked forward to this film as I love samuel L Jackson but I'm afraid it was let down by Moore. I know her son was missing but she whined more than grieved and in the end I had no sympathy for her...in fact I was glad when the whole film was over.