High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who has been living under a false name, is arrested by military police and placed on trial for the murder of villagers while he was in the Marines.
Ray Keene (John Cusack), a father who wants to redeem himself in the eyes of his son (Jamie Anderson), is trying to bring Carden (Morgan Freeman), a world-class assassin to justice. All the while, he must protect his son and evade the assassin's team who are methodically hunting them down in the wilderness.Written by
(at around 50 mins) The nude figure climbing out of the river is not Megan Dodds. A body double was used. See more »
If someone wants to call 911, but has no signal, it is federal law that another provider with a good signal puts the call through. So, the audience knows there is no signal/provider in the area (at 23 minutes) when Chris tries to phone 911 and tells his dad that there is no service. At 25 minutes, Ray (dad) tries to call while walking to the parking lot, but again, there is no service. Later on in the movie, deep in the forest, one of the bad guys uses his laptop multiple times to push the plot foreword. For example, he watches a streaming video. The plot does not explain how this is possible, since the audience assumes there is no service at all for calling or internet. See more »
Hate to say this, but I think, The Contract is one of actor Morgan Freeman's weaker movies, if not weakest, in the last few decades of his career.
Of course as always, Freeman is deadly effective in his role(as a hired mercenary) and thanks to him, and mostly only him, this movie is bearable. None of the other actors, including John Cusack, was memorable. The role of a serious ex-cop didn't really gel with Cusack at all.
I'm not sure why all the other roles in the movie fell flat. Is that because the script unintentionally circled mostly around Freeman? So looks like the script really is to blame here.
The movie's sole plus point(beside Freeman) are the many good suspense moments, and well....that's it!
Verdict: Watchable. And we know whom to thank....
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