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.
A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. and is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.
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 »
(at around 55 mins) After the close up of Lockland and Sandra losing their balance on the bridge they go to a wide shot showing Carden following them. He then is seen helping Sandra up. At that point one hand crosses the other and he appears to have no handcuffs on. Realizing his mistake the actor quickly returns his hands to handcuffed position. See more »
Bobby Fischer would be proud of that move.
[just before being checkmated]
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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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