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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 54 out of 63
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Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 75
    Freedom Writers delivers the expected messages about hope and the ability to change one's destiny, and does it in a manner that it is emotionally and intellectually satisfying.
  2. The film is both too short and too long at two hours-plus. Not enough time is spent with the teens and far too much with their teacher.
  3. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    70
    It takes the bold approach of being earnest, honest and unafraid to be called naive. As a result, it's extremely affecting.