The Contract

  • 15
  • Bruce Beresford (2006)
  • Ger / US
  • 92 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Despite the quality cast, this is a depressingly ordinary action caper. John Cusack plays a cop turned teacher who heads into the wild to bond with his surly teenage son (Jamie Anderson). But the pair have the misfortune to stumble across a dying FBI agent, who was in the process of escorting master assassin Morgan Freeman into custody. Somewhat surprisingly, they resolve to finish the job - the problem being that the rest of Freeman's crew is now hot on their trail. Director Bruce Beresford's brisk and economical direction is a plus, while the two leads are their usual reliable selves. However, the fact that Freeman's character is such a sympathetic soul means there is little tension between guard and captor, while plot logic is in short supply.

Plot Summary

Crime thriller starring Morgan Freeman and John Cusack. Ray Keene arranges a camping trip for himself and his son but finds himself trying to bring world-class assassin Frank Carden to justice. In doing so he must protect his son while evading the assassin's team who are methodically hunting them down in the wilderness.

Cast and crew

Cast

Frank Carden
Morgan Freeman
Ray Keene
John Cusack
Chris Keene
Jamie Anderson
Miles
Alice Krige
Sandra
Megan Dodds
Davis
Corey Johnson
Turner
Jonathan Hyde
Wainwright
Bill Smitrovich

Crew

Director
Bruce Beresford

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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