“Freelance” struggles to justify its classification as a movie, with a meager plot and familiar faces failing to compensate for its shortcomings. Despite a generous $40 million budget, the film feels like a rushed endeavor, lacking the depth and creativity needed for a compelling narrative. Pierre Morel’s direction, once promising with works like “District 13” and “Taken,” now succumbs to uninspired action and a lack of cultural depth.
John Cena’s portrayal of Mason Pettits, a former special ops soldier, alongside journalist Claire Wellington (Brie), feels like a forced attempt at an action-comedy. The fictional country of Paldonia serves as a backdrop, but the film lacks any genuine substance—no romance, no comedy, and certainly no gripping action. Even the usually charismatic actors struggle to inject life into this lackluster production, leaving “Freelance” devoid of the sparks needed for an engaging cinematic experience. Visit myflixer for more!