Freeheld

Freeheld

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Freeheld

Romantic drama following a New Jersey police lieutenant (Julianne Moore) with terminal lung cancer, forced to go to court to have her pension benefits passed on to her same-sex partner (Ellen Page) – a right that was only given to heterosexual couples. Based on the Oscar-winning short documentary of the same name. From the screenwriter of Philadelphia and the director of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, co-starring Michael Shannon and Steve Carell.

2015Rating: M, Offensive language103 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & BiographyRomanceFestival & Independent
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

An oppressively worthy and self-satisfied inspirational vehicle that views its story primarily as a series of teachable moments.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Just because anyone would agree with its message doesn’t mean this glorified Lifetime movie does a worthy job of conveying it.

2.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A film that should feel urgent and of its time, but instead is rendered cliched and dull by Sollet’s amateurish handling of the material.

1.0
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Moore charts Hester's physical disintegration with brutal candour while, at the same time, conjuring up the indomitability of somebody determined to leave a worthwhile legacy -- to her partner and to other gay couples caught in the same bind.

3.0
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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

If Freeheld cuts corners to get its point across, Moore and Page never do.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

All the conviction the actors can muster can't make this script feel less pat.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Despite all the pros, Freeheld can't help but feel underwhelming.

0

NO NO NO

No chemistry. No motivating plot. No adherent theme. Such a waste of such a good story.

3.0
0

Stupid Title but passable movie

It would be pretty hard to take this story and not make a film that would be at home on the Sunday weepie slot. Maybe NOT having two box office stars would have helped. Maybe making it a little more gritty. With actual dirty grit. But all that on one side Julinne Moore and Ellen Page turn in great performances and this is a story about culture changing in...

4.0
0

A fantastic story

A fantastic story, Sad moments sad but nice ending. Ellen Page was great and Steve Carell was very good as well.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An oppressively worthy and self-satisfied inspirational vehicle that views its story primarily as a series of teachable moments.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Just because anyone would agree with its message doesn’t mean this glorified Lifetime movie does a worthy job of conveying it.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A film that should feel urgent and of its time, but instead is rendered cliched and dull by Sollet’s amateurish handling of the material.

1.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Moore charts Hester's physical disintegration with brutal candour while, at the same time, conjuring up the indomitability of somebody determined to leave a worthwhile legacy -- to her partner and to other gay couples caught in the same bind.

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

If Freeheld cuts corners to get its point across, Moore and Page never do.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

All the conviction the actors can muster can't make this script feel less pat.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Despite all the pros, Freeheld can't help but feel underwhelming.

0

NO NO NO

No chemistry. No motivating plot. No adherent theme. Such a waste of such a good story.

3.0
0

Stupid Title but passable movie

It would be pretty hard to take this story and not make a film that would be at home on the Sunday weepie slot. Maybe NOT having two box office stars would have helped. Maybe making it a little more gritty. With actual dirty grit. But all that on one side Julinne Moore and Ellen Page turn in great performances and this is a story about culture changing in...

4.0
0

A fantastic story

A fantastic story, Sad moments sad but nice ending. Ellen Page was great and Steve Carell was very good as well.

4.0
0