Freeway

Freeway ★★★★

Residing neatly amongst a string of offbeat road movies that were often as bitterly humorous as they were cruel and unusual, this one follows the lineage of Natural Born Killers and the Doom Generation in a queasily entertaining yarn centred around a deranged cat-and-mouse game between Kiefer Sutherland's perverted serial killer and Reese Witherspoon's no-nonsense ward of the state. Briskly paced and a particularly 90s brand of cynical, it manages to reorganize tropes like the heroine's trailer trash family background and the pursuing cops' dismissive incompetence into something fresh and involving, resulting in one of the least unintentionally groan inducing sleepers of its era that essentially does for Little Red Riding Hood what Wild at Heart did for the Wizard of Oz.