The Contract
The Contract (2006)

Attempting to recover from a recent family trauma by escaping into the woods for a peaceful hiking trip, an ex-lawman and his young son stumble across a dangerous contract killer in director Bruce Beresford's forest-bound thriller. Ray… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 9, 2006
DVD Release Date: July 24, 2007
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Having read about the extensive problems in financing, scripting and casting of director Bruce Beresford's diaries, I was keen to see the result. Could any film overcome all those problems, including Beresford's own reluctance?

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Christopher Null

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

David Cornelius

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

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David Nusair
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...sporadically intriguing yet thoroughly mediocre...

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Stephen M
A very lame, completely undistinguished, instantly forgettable thriller. With poor effects and plenty of phony sets and backdrops, there's an unmistakable… More
vieras esine
Oh Johnny, stop making these mediocre films.
Lady D'arbanville
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,… More
Morgan Freeman, John Cusack, Jamie Anderson, Alice Krige, Megan Dodds, Corey Johnson, William Tapley, Johnathan Hyde, Bill Smitrovich DIRECTED BY: Bruce… More
Jens S.
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… More
Lanning : )
Morgan Freeman and John Cusack. Two of my favorites. A dream match-up, right? Well, yes and no. Can't say I could recommend this one, even for one… More