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  • Summary: In this updated version of Little Red Riding Hood, the main character is actually a hood and the wolf is a serial killer in sheep's clothing.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff uncredited
    100
    Bright cunningly translates the story of Little Red Riding Hood into the trashy vernacular of tabloid TV and reality-based cop shows.
  3. 90
    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.
  4. Cynical, stylish and witty. [21 Feb 1997]
  5. 70
    Freeway is full of nice touches—such as making the villain a psychologist— that play off the expectations of a familiar story. While also working as a conventional thriller, its many twists on the fairy tale make it work on an almost subliminal level.
  6. Danny Elfman's intense score contributes crucial energy, John Thomas' camera work is first-rate, but the ambitious Freeway ends up merely trashy.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    30
    Freeway is roadkill. The directorial debut of screenwriter Matthew Bright ("Gun Crazy") is a sophomoric and morally repellent mix of fractured fairy tale, juvenile social satire, bloody mayhem and overstated B-movie melodrama.

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