How much longer will I continue to watch films on the basis of John Cusack starring in them? He's always great to watch, but for every Grosse Point Blank or Being John Malkovich there's a Pushing Tin or Americas Sweethearts...it really is luck of the draw what you end up with.
The Contract firmly falls into the latter camp in that it is basically First Blood meets The Fugitive...but minus the tension and plus a diabolical script. Its not a fun film like ConAir but its watchable because Morgan Freeman and Cusack are great actors, but unfortunately nothing they do makes any sense at all. I am writing this review 10 mins after watching it because I know I will have forgotten everything about it tomorrow morning. Even the makers seem to forget what they're doing by the end, and the whole premise for the film - PE teacher (I kid you not)Cusack performing a citizens arrest on fugitive Freeman - just falls by the wayside like a deflating balloon...which, ironically, is the noise I wanted to make as the credits rolled up.