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FreewayThe movie follows Vanessa Lutz, a poor, illiterate teenage juvenile delinquent who is on the run from a social worker traveling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer/pedophile.
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Directors of "Freeway"Matthew BrightBirthdate: 8 June 1952
Creators of "Freeway"Matthew BrightBirthdate: 8 June 1952
Critic Reviews of "Freeway"Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
There's not much edification in store, and [director] Bright cruises over some bumpy plot holes, but the teen's perspective does put a black comic spotlight on wider social hypocrisies.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
Freeway glints here and there with dark humor amounting to a knowing wink that undercuts the cautionary tale at its heart and the seriousness of its graphic sociology.Globe and MailJuly 12, 2002
Cynical, stylish and witty.San Francisco ChronicleJune 18, 2002
Rude in the way the truth is rude -- only funnier.Los Angeles TimesFebruary 14, 2001
It's too drawn-out, too talky and, at the most crucial moment, needlessly implausible, to sustain its humor and large dose of violence.Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 01, 2000
Like it or hate it (or both), you have to admire its skill, and the over-the-top virtuosity of Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland.EmanuelLevy.ComMarch 06, 2011
Darkly humorous, witty and nasty, Freeway is an original take on the Red Riding Hood fairytale, featuring a wonderful performance by the teenage Reese Witherspoon, before she became a starCombustible CelluloidJanuary 28, 2011
[The] characters are crisp and fascinating, and the movie has a great anything-can-happen B-movie excitement feel to it.eFilmCritic.comFebruary 13, 2008
One of the most stubbornly original and electrifying films not only of 1996, but of the '90s, period.TV GuideJuly 30, 2003
It's just the sort of thing Oliver Stone strove so hard to achieve in Natural Born Killers, and [writer/director Matthew] Bright pulls it off effortlessly.Palo Alto WeeklyMay 14, 2003
Freeway somehow manages to be hip, imaginative and hilarious. Road film, comedy, prison drama and Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers all rolled into one.eFilmCritic.comNovember 28, 2002
Shockingly dark and nasty take on the Red Riding Hood tale.
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