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Free Ride (2014)



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In search of a better life for her family and desperate to escape her tumultuous relationship, Christina (Anna Paquin) hastily moves to Florida and enters the dangerous world of the high-stakes underground drug scene. She quickly learns that dealing drugs at the height of South Florida's smuggling heyday has its price. As law enforcement closes in on Christina and her drug operation, she must find a way to salvage the life she has desperately worked to repair before it all comes crashing down. (C) Phase 4

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Anna Paquin
as Christina
Jeff Hephner
as Bossman
Ava Acres
as Shell
John Kapelos
as Coast Guard Captain
Lloyd Owen
as The Captain
V.J. Foster
as Captain Jim
Daniella Garcia
as Lorido-Zada
Owen Harn
as Security Guard
B.J. Parker
as DEA Agent
Lindsley Allen
as Television Anchor
Hunter Womack
as Prison Guard
Janette Sepwa
as Teacher #2
Tim Acres
as Ronnie
Angela Bond
as Principal
Gus Perez
as DEA Agent
Ken Anthony II
as Restaurant Patron
Christopher Hadley
as DEA Agent #2
Vincenzo Hinckley
as Good Looking Bad Boy
Bobby Black
as Greasy Guy #1
T.J. Alston
as Band Groupie
Charlotte Wilson Langley
as Band Groupie/Concert Goer
Joey Tricario
as Hotel Manager
Courtney James
as Federal Agent
Tara Dorsey
as Jewelry Clerk
Mike Kradlak
as Drug Smuggler #1
Quinn Dudley
as Student
David Merullo
as Coast Guard Captain #2
Eliza Lipton
as Student (Uncredited)
Carlee Miller
as Prisoner (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Free Ride

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (7)

It's unspeakably depressing to see Anna Paquin playing the mom (of a teenager!), but the pointlessness and mediocrity of the Paquin-produced "Free Ride" is even more depressing.

January 10, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The result, while sincere and nicely evoked, feels choppy, familiar and, despite the script's heavily stacked deck - and a few harrowing episodes - lacks sufficient momentum.

January 9, 2014 | Full Review…

From top to bottom, it feels authentic, and its laid-back, nonjudgmental tone evokes the easygoing world of Jimmy Buffett songs celebrating how changes in latitude bring changes in attitude.

January 9, 2014 | Full Review…

While this true-life odyssey should be the basis for a compelling drama or even a taut thriller, slack direction and a weak screenplay undermine the plot's inherent tension.

January 9, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

In between bizarrely low-octane moments of authorities circling the ring, the soulful up-and-comer crafts a far more perilous tale, one of a teenage caretaker getting a crash course in growing up too fast, too soon.

January 8, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Shana Betz's too-insistent refusal to commit to the melodramatic or to the suspenseful only makes the film seem like empty dramatization.

January 8, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Free Ride

Really can't fault the 70's look and feel this movie had - really convincing to the era! The movie felt a little thin and patchy, but I liked the reveal at the end. I don't know that I quite liked the mothers will do what they have to do rationalising at the end - sorry, I would rather be a poor cleaner than try and take the "easy" road personally, but it's a true story, and that's someone's own feelings, so I'm not going to comment too much on that.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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