“Freelance” barely earns its stripes as a movie, presenting a feeble plot and familiar faces without the substance needed for genuine engagement. Despite a considerable $40 million budget, the film feels like a rushed attempt to secure a spot on VOD and in theaters. Pierre Morel’s direction lacks the vigor seen in his earlier works, reducing the film to a forgettable action-comedy background.
John Cena takes on the role of Mason Pettits, a former special ops soldier, joining forces with journalist Claire Wellington (Brie) in the fictional country of Paldonia. Unfortunately, the film lacks the necessary elements—no romance, no comedy, and certainly no noteworthy action. The chemistry between Cena and Brie, typically reliable, fails to elevate the lackluster narrative. “Freelance” falls short of the expected sparks and depth, leaving audiences with a hollow cinematic experience. Visit fzmovies for more!