This review is from: Freedomland [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Normally I would say it is hard to go wrong watching a movie with either Samuel L. Jackson or Julianne Moore acting in them...I was wrong. Though they have both played similar characters before, Jackson a cop and Moore a mother with missing child. They did it much better in the other movies. They are not believable in this movie.
Jackson plays a detective in the projects where he must deal with a case that starts to cause racial tension. The case consists of a carjacking/kidnapping of a white child by an African American man. As the racial tension continues to build, the police get nowhere. Enter Edie Falco who plays the founder and head of a missing child research team. The movie does have a twist that we slowly are let into.... but too slowly in my estimation.
Though this was drawn out and the wrong cast chosen. The underlying story is one that shows how a community can be torn apart by differences and also pull together for a common cause. And it does not take much to change the balance of which way it will go.