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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

The Contract is completely uninteresting. It's riddled with cliches to the point where it looks like a mash up of loads of different films, not particularly good films either. Not sure how it ever got the green light really, another case of 'Big names don't necessarily make a great film' - with bells on! Lazy, pointless but above all boring. Even the actors look bored!

- SirPant, Friday, November 25, 2011

2 stars

My predicted rating: 3 Entertaining and easy watching, but it is just a story with nothing special to pull out of the bag. Worth watching if it comes on tv, but missable if you don't.

- 76Majikat, Sunday, August 28, 2011

2 stars

Probably one of the less interesting films of such great names like Freeman or Cusack. The setting isn't even half-bad, but very constructed. The delivery is mediocre at best. Considering this is a thriller, very few exciting things happen. It all stays very predictable and leaves the audience somewhat indifferent. The solution is somewhat random, too. Not boring by any means but entirely fails to enthrall or engage the audience. Which is quite a pity considering what the two male leads could be capable of.

- ironclad1609, Tuesday, July 26, 2011