Freelancers (2012)

freelancersFreelancers (2012)

Directed by: Jessy Terrero

Starring: 50 Cent, Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker

one-star

Cool, a movie with both De Niro and Forest Whitaker and it still managed to suck. That’s impressive, in a really stupid kind of way. To be honest, Whitaker didn’t really put his best effort forth for this one, but who could possibly blame him. A star vehicle for 50 Cent? Sounds like a nice paycheck if not much else.

Three new cops on the force get involved with Robert De Niro’s “special task force”, which uses crooked cops to steal and sell drugs from other criminals. 50 Cent learns that De Niro was the one who killed his dad (who was also working for him), so he stages a coup to take his place as the head crooked cop, I guess.

Freelancers merges all the predictability of a mob movie with all the tedium of a cop movie. I know what you’re thinking, that De Niro is good in anything and it’ll at least be worth watching for him. Wrong. Those words that I put into your mouth are wrong and how dare you for hypothetically thinking them.

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