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Adopt a Highway (2019)



Critic Consensus: Adopt a Highway might have done more to fill in its sparsely sketched story, but Ethan Hawke's performance is often enough to fill in the blanks.

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Russ Millings has just been released from prison after serving 21 years for a 3rd strike conviction for possessing an ounce of marijuana. As he tries to adapt to a world he doesn't recognize -- including trying to learn how to use the internet -- he finds an abandoned baby in a dumpster behind the fast food restaurant where he works as a dishwasher. Unsure of what to do, and caught between impulses of kindness and panic, Russ soon realizes this could be his chance at redemption.

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All Critics (31) | Top Critics (9)

"Adopt a Highway" is a warm, compassionate film in which Ethan Hawke spends much of his time talking honestly to a baby. Something about that offers a few rays of hope for cinema.

November 3, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

[Ethan Hawke] does the best he can with a character that is not terribly well-developed.

November 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Holding it all together is Hawke's performance, weighted down with the heaviness of injustice.

November 1, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Like a spare short story, this little indie nurtures a few simple emotions, then hopes its audience will stick around to share in them. I'm glad I did.

October 31, 2019 | Full Review…

It's an odd film, but it greatly rewards viewer patience, culminating in the only scenes at my SXSW so far that brought tears to my eyes.

March 12, 2019 | Full Review…

One of those baffling cases in which a project somehow made it to completion without anyone daring to mention that the script barely qualified as a narrative outline, let alone as camera-ready.

March 12, 2019 | Full Review…

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