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The Contract

  • Rated R

independent, special interest

While on a hiking trip to reconnect with his son after the death of his wife, Ray Keene stumbles into a nightmare scenario of paid assassins and ex-military guns-for-hire.

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Rotten: Even Cusack fans will find his charms in short supply here.

- Christopher Null,, Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Rotten: Little more than a clumsy pile-up of hackneyed themes, one-dimensional characters, and mediocre tension.

- David Cornelius,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: ...sporadically intriguing yet thoroughly mediocre...

- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

1 star

A very lame, completely undistinguished, instantly forgettable thriller. With poor effects and plenty of phony sets and backdrops, there's an unmistakable whiff of cheapness to the production. The characters are pretty much all stock caricatures and some of the supporting performances are terrible. If I must have grown men playing in the woods, I'll take Roger Spottiswoode's Shoot To Kill, the first Rambo or even William Friedkin's not-so-hot-itself-but-better-than-this The Hunted.

- harrycaul, Wednesday, February 27, 2013

4 stars

Two of My Favorite Male Actors are in this one. John Cusack and Morgan Freeman. Seems liek any movie Morgan is in is Gold these days, Slowly creeping up on Sean Connery. Excellevt theme great shots, watching how they made the movie is as good as the film. Just shy of 5

- bbcfloridabound, Wednesday, December 5, 2007

4 stars

A riveting and pulse-pounding cat and mouse action-thriller. Stunningly exciting and explosively entertaining. Smart, sharp and fantastic. Packed with intelligent action and white-knuckle tension. A heart-racing film righ till the end. Morgan Freeman and John Cusack are teriffic. A great standoff between two captivating and dynamic talents. Freeman creates a slick, likeable, charasmatic and unpredictable villian. Cusack is calm, collective and satisfying. Character driven, intelligent and complex. Top notch excitment that never lets up for an instant. Wickedly cool and brilliant. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. Gripping and relentlessly memerising. This is an awsome movie.

- allan913, Wednesday, February 13, 2008