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Super Reviewer
November 30, 2012
Loosely adapted from the sci-fi novel 'Immortality, Inc.' back in 1959 but failing to match the original source and instead opting for a more cyber punk/neo distopian future mix which almost always tends to fail in films for some reason, accept for 'Blade Runner'.

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.

October 28, 2012
Cheesy scifi... sweet. The actual ideas in this film are interesting and should be fleshed out morel and Mick Jagger should have been in more movies. It's weird to see a futuristic movies set in our past 2009.

2011 movies: 16
October 27, 2012
it was not the best estevez but good
July 12, 2012
What ever happened to Emelio Estevez? Great in "Repo Man" and solid in a bunch of different films (this probably being one of the weaker), but I'd really like to see him in something again. This film however, is pretty lame. The premiss of the film, that human in the future have so polluted themselves and can no longer harvest healthy bodies now have to time travel and snatch healthy bodies from the past, is a cool idea, but this film just becomes a lame chase with a few interesting ideas scattered here and there. There's no chemistry between Emilio and his supposed love interest Renee Russo. Anthony Hopkins shows up a few times to spout exposition. I did like David Johansen's part and Amanda Plummer as a gun toting nun also injected some life into the film, but overall it's really not very good, not to mention did not age very well with time (as opposed to say "Blade Runner", "Mad Max" or even something like "The Running Man".
½ June 16, 2012
Sci fi fun with moves like jagger
½ May 22, 2012
it's pretty good, fun for an old movie
½ May 1, 2012
A minha primeira recordação do "Freejack" remonta a um poster gigante entre os muitos que o meu pai tinha na garagem. Ficava olhar para ele e a imaginar como seria um filme de acção com o Mick Jagger e o Anthony Hopkins a fumar charuto em frente a uns vitrais de igreja. Mais de 20 anos depois, o filme passou nos TV Cine e era irresistível ver como era afinal. Bem... A verdade é que o filme é muito pior do que eu imaginava. O Emilio Estevez faz o papel de Alex Furlong, uma espécie de Ayrton Senna meets Indiana Jones, que vê o seu corpo transportado para um futuro próximo (18 anos mais tarde) na precisa altura em que está prestes a sofrer um acidente numa corrida de fórmula 1. Se o argumento parece absurdo, mais absurdo fica assim que Alex Furlong passa a ser um fugitivo (um freejack) à solta num futuro noir que pretende ser uma réplica do que vimos no "Blade Runner", mas que acaba por parecer o futuro camp dos "Jetsons", com um visual extra-cheesy e uns carros perfeitamente horríveis , que lembram os da prova final do "Nunca Digas Banzai". Mas o aspecto extra-cheesy de "Freejack" só é um defeito, se quisermos, porque há muito para divertir nas suas sequências psicadélicas (de grande valor hipnagógico) e em todos os tiroteios com armas de atordoar que lançam uns raios que se espalham como a electricidade. O filme é de 1992, mas parece ser de 1985. Bem menos capaz de fazer rir é o papel de vilão assegurado por um Mick Jagger que dá sempre a sensação de estar a ler as suas frases de um teleponto. O Anthony Hopkins, por sua vez, ainda tem cabelo e fala pontualmente através de ecrãs a partir da Ásia e Austrália (até sabermos onde sempre esteve realmente). Os nostálgicos dos filmes de acção da década de 90 não podem também perder o momento em que o Emilio Estevez diz na cara do Mick Jagger: "Well, I got a special message for you. Fuck you, asshole!". Grande momento de cinema, como devem calcular.
April 9, 2012
one of the more intersting 80's sci-fi films with Mick Jagger, and Buster Poindexter, and one of the Shean boys, its funny and cool
April 9, 2012
Cast Mick Jagger in your movie as anything other than background and its a guaranteed bomb.. thankfully after this mess that lesson was mostly learned. Time travel as a plot device is either golden or poison and the befuddled plot loses its way before it even begins.
½ December 28, 2011
Wow, this is blast from the past. It's one of those movies that are that bad it becomes good.
Super Reviewer
December 8, 2011
In the year 2009, the super-wealthy achieve immortality by hiring "bonejackers," mercenaries who utilize extensive time travel technology, to snatch people from the past just prior to their deaths, so their bodies could be used by the rich to extend their lives. Those who escape the bonejacking, are known as "freejacks," and are considered less than human under the law. The film is set in a dystopic future where most people suffer from poor physical health as a result of rampant drug use and environmental pollution, making them unattractive as replacement bodies.

Alex Furlong (Emilio Estevez) is a professional race-car driver who is just about to die in a spectacular 1991 crash, right in front of his fiancée Julie Redlund (Rene Russo) and his agent Brad (David Johansen), when a time machine snatches him from the cockpit and into the 21st century Bronx, a wasteland. When Furlong's captors - led by hardened but honorable mercenary Victor Vacendak (Mick Jagger)- are ambushed by a hit squad, Furlong is able to escape. He has no idea what is going on, so he tries to find Julie, but she is no longer at her 1991 address. He takes shelter at a church, where a sympathetic (and well-armed) nun (Amanda Plummer) explains what has happened to him. She also provides him with clothing, food, and a handgun.

Alex goes to his former agent Brad for help, but Brad sells him out, being killed in the process. He then goes to Julie, but she calls security on him, believing him to be "the bastard who stole [Alex's] body." When Vacendak shows up, she realizes that Alex actually was Alex. She goes to Ian McCandless,(Anthony Hopkins) himself in an opportunity to help Alex escape the city, McCandless promises her that he will help by securing Alex's escape. However, the escape plan is a trap- Vacendak and his men try once again to take possession of Alex, but he manages to defeat the mercenaries and holds Vacendak at gunpoint. Alex demands that he be told who wants his body; Vacendak finally relents and tells him that the person who wants Alex's body is none other than McCandless himself. Because Alex saved his life earlier, Vacendak gives him a chance to run, and Julie secures one of the armored vehicles used by the bonejackers.

Furlong and Julie manage to evade Vacendak's security guards and the McCandless Corporation police force, but they also have to deal the private guards of McCandless' corporate X.O., Mr. Michelette, who is after McCandless' job: he was the one responsible for the ambush that caused Alex to get loose in the first place.

Alex then pretends to take Julie hostage and negotiates with Michelette to arrange a meeting with him. He hopes they don't know about the couple's past relationship.However, it turns out that Michelette has already seen the footage of Julie's grief after Alex's 1991 accident. He fires Julie on the spot, securing his position as top executive. Alex and Julie escape the meeting, hoping to flee to the lobby, but they are thwarted by a gunfight between the security guards and mercenaries.

The elevator they're in takes them to the very top floor where McCandless' mind is stored. A virtual reality hologram of McCandless explains why he wants Furlong's body - so he could show his love for Julie. Apologizing, he offers to let Alex run the company while pretending to be McCandless but, as Vacendak arrives, McCandless reveals he was only stalling for time. Alex, forced into the transfer machine, protests "You don't need a new body, you need a new soul, and your machine can't give you that!" Just as the transfer process begins, Michellette stumbles in, wounded from fighting Vacendak's soldiers. In the confusion, Julie grabs a soldier's gun and shoots the processing crystal used by the transfer computers. The transfer results are deemed inconclusive since no one can tell if McCandless has control of Furlong's body. McCandless' scientists cannot determine the answer, and conclude that McCandless will have to identify himself. Michellette agrees, revealing that only McCandless will know his own personal i.d. code- a code that Alex wouldn't know. Vacendak receives a handheld computer which displays McCandless' code- he instructs "Alex" to tell him what it is.

Alex responds by saying the code slowly, and Vacendak asks him to continue. Michelette concludes that the transfer was completed and tries to kill Alex, but is gunned down by Vacendak and his men. Furlong remarks about how well he feels in his "new" body, before ordering Julie to dress more appropriately.

A little while later, Furlong and Julie take one of McCandless' cars for a drive. Vacendak and his team stop them as the car leaves the estate. It turns out that the transfer was not complete after all; Furlong got McCandless' secret number wrong, though Vacendak went along with it. He simply waited until Furlong made a mistake: McCandless did not know how to drive. Vacendak admonishes Julie that "you'll have to coach him better than that", then withdraws his forces, and Alex and Julie speed away.
½ December 5, 2011
In 1991's "Freejack", 2009 is a dystopian future where nearly all-powerful corporations rule a ruined environment and a wrecked economy. OK, they got that correct but then again so did the equally cheesy "Robocop". By 2009, humans have mastered the ability to control the space-time continuum to the extent they can draw people forward and replace their minds with another being held in electronic stasis. OK, we haven't really mastered those things yet but damn our telephones have gotten pretty cool. Against this shaky premise "Freejack" puts together a cast that includes the less lunatic of the Sheen brothers, the criminally underused David Johansen, the peerless Anthony Hopkins and, yes, in the Boba Fett role, Mick Jagger. And despite the compelling screen stars, it is Jagger who maintains the audience's eye despite the ridiculous headgear he wears in most scenes and the equally ludicrous haircut beneath. Jagger's charisma nearly carries the film but given that it consists of one extended car (or motorcycle or champagne truck or tricked-out golf car) chase after another after another eventually even his power to charm cannot keep the mind from drifting. During this drifting one wonders why a man with the foresight to run the world's most powerful corporation wouldn't have had a back-up plan to pluck some other body from the past if things didn't work out with the first particularly given that any screw-ups would have meant his death? Anyway, in short, people who like their sci-fi cheap and cheesy or anyone who wishes Mick Jagger and David Johansen had done more movie work will be all-jacked-up by this film.
November 9, 2011
mick jagger is in this, that alone is worth the price of admission, hes older then jesus, and rocks like a real god, not that the phony baloney one you all prey to that ignores you, and pretends you don't exist, and seriously why am i wasting my time on all you frozen retarded brain dead zombies, who aasbook and dicker online, you wouldn't know good if you smoke or snorted it, freejack your asshole dbags, clasic cool movie from 92, when they made real music, not like now
November 5, 2011
Worth watching for the weirdness of it all.
October 17, 2011
It's weird watch a movie where the character is brought into the future and that future is two years ago. Still no flying cars!
October 9, 2011
Good idea but poorly executed.
September 18, 2011
What, in the name of all that?s holy, are Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins doing in this pile of cinematic turd?
The story is ludicrous, the script is clichéd nonsense, it?s badly acted, because it?s woefully miscast and it is, as a whole, utterly devoid of logic.
September 1, 2011
Wow, this is pretty bad. Mick Jagger can't act a lick and the ending is very contrived. The "science" in this movie was heavily implausible, even at the time it was made (why bother "time-travelling" anyone from the past when you can just clone them if you need a new body?).
August 15, 2011
Oh my lord... boo. Emilio, you've never been cheesier. Yeah, you know when you're in trouble when Mick Jagger outacts you.
½ August 2, 2011
Another good Sci-Fi movie. An outstanding performance from Emilio Estevez and singer Mick Jagger. Typical type role for Anthony Hopkins.
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