It is hard to believe a
movie directed by Bruce Beresford, staring John Cusack and
Morgan Freeman is going straight to DVD. That is the case
of "The Contract" . A film with high expectations and a
twenty five million dollar budget that goes no where.
When a father, Ray Keene (John Cusack), feels the need to
reconnect with his son (Jaime Anderson), he decides to make
a hiking trip. While hiking Ray and his son see two men
struggling in the waters of the river. Ray runs quickly to
save the two men. As soon as he rescues them, he finds out
that one is an injured US Marshall and the other one is
Frank Cardin (Morgan Freeman), a paid assassinate and
ex-military guns for hire. When Ray Keene finds out who
Frank Cardin is, he decides to take him to the police. This
is the beginning of a nightmare for Ray and his son as Frank Cardenís men try to rescue him, before they make it to the
After watching this film, it easy too see why this film went
straight to DVD. The supporting cast was not the best in
the world, giving zero support to the stars John Cusack and
Morgan Freeman. There is not a single thrill that can be
recalled at the end of the film. Which leads to the
conclusion that the script was very bad for a thriller
movie. The only positive comments that can be said about "
The Contractor" are the cinematography, The scenes around
the mountains are spectacular. Also Morgan's Freeman car
accident scene was shoot in a unique and original way.
At the end, it looks
like Morgan Freeman, John Cusack and director Bruce
Beresford fell in to the hands of a dead end script without
Anamorphic Widescreen -2.35:1.
Digital 5.1 Surround - English
Subtitles - English SDH,
Spanish - Optional
Inside The Contract Documentary. A
20 minutes documentary about the film production.
Bruce Beresford, John Cusack
and Morgan Freeman.
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