The Free WorldReleased from prison for a crime he didn't commit, a man (Boyd Holbrook) goes on the run with a woman (Elisabeth Moss) who's suspected of killing her abusive husband. The film explores guilt, redemption, and what it means to be free.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 100 minQuality: SDRelease: 2016IMDb: 6.1
Actors of "The Free World"
Directors of "The Free World"Jason Lew
Creators of "The Free World"Jason Lew
Critic Reviews of "The Free World"San Diego ReaderOctober 27, 2016
While the religious stuff is clearly set forth, it's easy to overlook, given the abundant humanity radiated by the leads, the hothouse atmosphere of the murder investigation that threatens them, and the explosion of violence that forces the issue.Los Angeles TimesSeptember 29, 2016
Despite the drama's questionable, abrupt shift into B-thriller territory, its leads remain affectingly rooted.RogerEbert.comSeptember 23, 2016
Dog metaphors prove to be only one of Jason Lew's problems, as his debut The Free World is riddled with more than a few unfortunate directorial choices.New York TimesSeptember 22, 2016
A movie that abruptly changes direction as it goes along while taking shortcuts that leave its characters underdeveloped and crucial plot elements barely fleshed out.The PlaylistJanuary 23, 2016
While there are some missteps in the story, there's a lot to admire in "The Free World," particularly in what is sure to be a breakout role for Holbrook.Hollywood ReporterJanuary 22, 2016
Watchable leads elevate a downbeat story that takes its time to ignite.Punch Drunk CriticsSeptember 23, 2016
What begins as a quiet, character-driven story of one man trying to break free from the shackles of his past flips the switch into gritty, down 'n dirty action thriller...Eye for FilmAugust 07, 2016
While his narrative is over-written, Lew has an unfussy and measured directing style that offers promise.FlavorwireMay 03, 2016
The pair get a good byplay going, and a couple of individual scenes sing, but overall, it's a creaky mess.ColliderFebruary 23, 2016
The Free World is a film that doesn't know what it wants to be, and its hodgepodge of tones and focus result in a frustrating viewing experience.The Film StageFebruary 20, 2016
Despite actors who are clearly committed to the material, The Free World is an unfortunate misfire of banality.Film School RejectsFebruary 05, 2016
Lew offers up enough soft pleasures in this blend of existential drama and lovers-on-the-run thriller, letting us dwell on modest hopes and dreams, worthy of his seemingly minor story with a large emotional scope.
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