"Freejack" is a 1992 science fiction film, and upon its release in the United States, the film received mostly negative reviews. The story was adapted from Immortality, Inc., a 1959 novel by Robert Sheckley. I saw this at the movies in 1992 and it was a poor movie then and itīs a poor movie now. The storyline is somewhat ok, but itīs the production that is just bad. Itīs quite obvious here that Emilio Estevez has never been a very good actor and he simply canīt carry the leading part. Whoever came up with the idea of putting Mick Jagger in the role of Vacendak, was not in his clear mind... The poor effects, green screens and general scenery adds to the b-movie feeling. And on top of this is the silly outfits, silly cars, Julieīs bodyguard running around with a small samurai sword etc etc. All this crappy details just adds up to a large pile of dung. The only positive thing with "Freejack" is the beautiful and talented Rene Russo.
I'm a big fan of sci-fi and although the concept was over the top, it was interesting. What an afterlife, eh?Emilio Estevez was his usual, good-looking entertaining self. Overall, I thought the movie was a good ride.
I don't how to rate it so 50%
A few films spring to mind like 'Johnny Mnemonic' and 'Lawnmower Man' when watching this as all are the same kind of future based flop, over the top with terrible effects, sets, costume and acting, all as if no one actually attempted to make the films appear realistic or coherent. 'Freejack' is slightly better than the others with a more stable plot and a half decent style and look but the casting was horrendously bad and ruined any chance of even the smallest kudos.
Estevez simply isn't a good actor and that's it, he can't play the action man and proves it here. Russo in my opinion is like a piece of wood and not much better looking whilst Jagger is in there as a gimmick to try and gain more interest simply because its Mick Jagger playing a villain, plus he looked ridiculous wearing that fighter pilot helmet thing. Hopkins is obviously there to try and gain some respect for the film and add a touch of sci-fi class but he can't save it and comes across rather flat.