The Contract

2006

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

163
IMDb Rating 5.6 10 23,061

Synopsis


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Cast

John Cusack as Ray
Jonathan Hyde as Turner
Mircea Monroe as Park Reporter
Morgan Freeman as Carden
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883.47 MB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
96 min
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23.976 fps
96 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Smells_Like_Cheese 6 / 10 / 10

Too average for two terrific actors

I am a huge fan of both Morgan Freeman and John Cussack, so when I saw this rental at Hollywood Video, I didn't hesitate, it seemed like a very good idea of the two of them being together in the film. However, I was disappointed when I brought it home and looked up the rating on IMDb to see an average rating. But knowing I had to get my money's worth, I watched it this evening, now I didn't think it was a bad movie, but it was pretty average for what I was expecting from these extremely talented actors. The plot had extreme potential, but some things were not explained well enough, like the characters just had no depth. The script just needed some more work. After Ray's son gets into trouble, he wants to do a little bonding with him, so he takes him camping. But things get a little interesting when he and his son try to save two people from the river who have washed ashore, one of them is a police officer who is fatally wounded and the other man, Cander, is a hit man who is wanted by the F.B.I. and is also being followed by his fellow assassins. Ray and his son take Cander and try to take him to the police, but it's hard when the assassins are after all of them and won't stop until they get what they want. A hit-man with a heart of gold, not that original, not that believable, not to mention how some of the plot seemed a bit mediocre and confusing at times. Now, Morgan and John did a good job with what they had, they made the film watchable. They really did have good chemistry so I do hope they do a film together soon, just before they do that, they read the script first. So The Contract is a film I would say is watchable, just like I said, it's a bit average for what you would expect, but just judge for yourself. 6/10

Reviewed by jaybob 4 / 10 / 10

big disappointment

I knew watching the opening credits that this film had problems, they listed at least 10 producers, This is always a bad sign. Can you just imagine a film directed by Bruce Berseford,staring John Cusack & Morgan Freeman being released direct to DVD. This sure doesn't seem likely does it now, Is there anything nice to say about this very routine adventure drama,lacking any reality whatsoever. The script is cliché ridden as well as unbelievable. Much of the film was made in the mountains in Washington state, so there is some very nice scenery. I also noticed in reading the info. on IMDb that part of this was filmed in Bulgaria. Pushing the budget up to $25 MIllion dollars. It was a nice vacation for some of the producers. Ratings: ** (out of 4) 63 points (out of 100) IMDb 5 (out of 10)

Reviewed by TrilbilTheThird 4 / 10 / 10

Disappointing

The Contract presents itself as an engaging action thriller with lots of twists. Including the always enjoyable performances of John Cusack and Morgen Freeman one should be in for a great ride. But after several moments into this film it becomes clear why the script has been lying on a dusty shelf somewhere for so long, waiting for top actors to get involved. Even with the star involvement, the movie just fails to surpass its weak plot and tired premise. Ex-cop Ray, (Cusack) estranged father, and his son are on a hike to better their relationship when they stumble upon a fatally injured policeman and his prisoner, the hit-man Carden (Freeman). In stead of just letting Carden walk as Carden suggests, Ray, for no apparent reason, decides to turn him over to the police at the risk of his own life and that of his son. After this the chase through the woods for Carden by both the police and Carden's accomplices begins. With people running through bushes, occasional gunfire and certain bad weather. Although Freeman and Cusack give away ample performances, the dialog seems to be that of some average TV-series. The villains and the characters of the police fare even worse. The movie just doesn't pick up any speed as it steers clear from any interesting action or build up of suspense. And especially the lack of motive for Ray to keep going with his plan to turn Carden in gets annoying after a while and this doesn't work very well in terms of sympathy for his hero-character. It is obvious that Catz wanted to write a story in which the bad guy develops sympathy for his capturer and maybe the other way around as well. But the cheesy, almost campy way this is attempted and the high number of scenes that just don't make any sense, stand in the way of its success. Like the former reviewer pointed out, the movie is crammed with clichés and is lacking any originality. There are no mentionable plot-twists to keep the film interesting and the hackneyed screenplay is often accidentally comical. I wouldn't even recommend getting the DVD. Just wait till it's the movie of the week and then see something else in stead.

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