(1996)

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100
Freeway is rude in the way the truth is rude -- only funnier. The movie seduces with its humor, all the while presenting a realized vision of a harsh, absurd world.
100
Bright cunningly translates the story of Little Red Riding Hood into the trashy vernacular of tabloid TV and reality-based cop shows.
90
Salon.com
With one foot in the grind house and one in the art house, the smarts in Freeway are more than equal to its visceral kick.
88
It seems aimed at people who loved "Pulp Fiction'' and have strong stomachs. 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 as the girl and the wolf.
88
Using black humor, blood, and a pair of tremendous performances, Freeway hones in on its targets and calculatedly skewers them one-by-one...This movie is both grimly funny and thought-provoking.
80
The road-crime movie is such a formula in Hollywood that almost every debuting director turns one out, but writer-director Matthew Bright rings the changes by modeling this white trash nightmare on Red Riding Hood.
75
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Cynical, stylish and witty. [21 Feb 1997]
75
A hip, corrosive and often hilarious entertainment, the movie strikes another blow for the American independent film.
50
Danny Elfman's intense score contributes crucial energy, John Thomas' camera work is first-rate, but the ambitious Freeway ends up merely trashy.
30
A white-trash riff on Little Red Riding Hood, the oddly titled Freeway is a road movie that hits a dead end.

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