Comedy Freelance (2023)

Kevin

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Title: Freelance (2023)

Tagline: Retirement didn't suit him.

Genre: Action, Comedy

Director: Pierre Morel

Cast: John Cena, Alison Brie, Juan Pablo Raba, Christian Slater, Alice Eve, Marton Csokas, Sebastián Eslava, Molly McCann, Mauricio Cujar, Diego Vásquez, Nelson Camayo, Matt Moody, Daniel Toro, Gamal Dillard, Roberto Cano, Andrés Echavarría, Yusuf Felipe Tangarife Angulo, Fiona Horsey, Michel Farji Honlein, Julianne Arrieta, Pablo Daniel Rodríguez, Tomaso Tarli, Mélida Saviz

Release: 2023-10-05

Runtime: 108

Plot: An ex-special forces operative takes a job to provide security for a journalist as she interviews a dictator, but a military coup breaks out in the middle of the interview, they are forced to escape into the jungle where they must survive.
Freelance (2023)

 
This was surprisingly more entertaining than I thought it would be. With John Cena, Alison Brie, and Juan Pablo Raba in the starring roles, with Christian Slater co-starring, I assumed it was going to be another made-for-streaming clunker with the usual tropes and, while there are tropes to be found, it reminded me more of the old style movies & TV shows from the 80's like The A-Team, MacGyver, and other action oriented shows. The action shows & movies back then were a bit simpler with non-complicated story lines, a protagonist with a set of standards, and a happy ending. If you like those kinds of older shows then give this one a try.

On a semi-related note, after Slater being in Archer, and now seeing him in this movie as well, I think he makes a perfect actor for 'shadowy-government operative' roles. 😆
 

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