"Freelancers" is De Niro's second-worst film of 2012 after "Red Lights." God help us; he's got two more to go.
Lou Lumenick — New York Post
Truth is, [Curtis] Jackson is not a good actor; not in the slightest.
Kevin Carr — 7M Pictures
Freelancers is a dull, lifeless cop drama built on cliches, powered by throwaway supporting performances from Forest Whitaker and Robert De Niro.
R. L. Shaffer — IGN DVD
This is a film with no heroes, no narrative rhythm, and characters with no morals. As a result, it is also a film with no sense of purpose, no authenticity and no life.
Mike Scott — Times-Picayune