Freedomland (2006) A dying-to-be-cathartic drama of American racial turmoil. It's set in and around a New Jersey housing project, where Brenda (Julianne Moore) claims she was the… 2006-02-17 R Drama Samuel L. Jackson Julianne Moore Edie Falco Sony Pictures Releasing
Movie Review

Freedomland (2006)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Feb 17, 2006; Rated: R; Genre: Drama; With: Samuel L. Jackson and Julianne Moore; Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing

A dying-to-be-cathartic drama of American racial turmoil. It's set in and around a New Jersey housing project, where Brenda (Julianne Moore) claims she was the victim of a carjacking. Samuel L. Jackson is the cop who pries the truth out of her. Strenuous and joyless, the film keeps showing you the seams of its good intentions.

Originally posted Feb 24, 2006 Published in issue #866 Mar 03, 2006 Order article reprints