Lena Heady was not a necessary recruit for this film, her role any pretty face could play. Jes da je u nekim momentima dosadan i siromasan scenarijski, moram reci da je i devojcica lepo glumila, kasting je dobar, zavrsetak malo predvidiv ali ipak ima neku toplinu u tom odnosu izmedju Veslija i male glumice. That would be the polite way to describe dreck like The Detonator and The Marksman anyway. Action needs to be clearly photographed and presented, not merely hinted at by poor, lazy cinematographic techniques. Overall this isn't a must see film, even if you are a fan of Snipes, but it is a fun enough way to pass an hour and a half.
Since I have seen it several times, I am well aware that the director Josef Rusnak has left some critical loose ends, but the movie was saved by the cinematography of Wedigo Von Shultendorf and editor James Herbert, both of whom have better credits the Rusnak. But I guess he doesn't have much choice! On the minus editing is very disjointing and has a hurl effect on the stomach. Good stunts, dialogue, cinematography and the acting was excellent by all. It turned out to be rather fun. She has a good role that she not only does extremely well, but I imagine, created much of herself.
There is a nice, if unlikely, wrinkle in Charles Dance's relationship with his police officer daughter, and the action bashes along satisfactorily. He also has to pay bills like any other man! Some years earlier, Dial had been seconds away from taking down notorious terrorist cell leader Ali Mahmoud Jahar Nikolay Sotirov but his carelessness allowed Jahar to escape, marking his assignment as a failure. The direction is uninspired, with lame attempts at Greengrass-style shaky-cam work so wonderfully employed in the last two Bourne films and super-fast editing in an attempt to hide the paucity of the budget. Watching movies like these really makes me wonder how much Snipes and the other actors earn turning in these films, because they must know something that I don't. The Contractor is a simple, low budget film that shows a little girl's bond with an assassin, whose mission has gone wrong and who has fallen the prey of his own employers.
Wesley for a start puts in the effort. Na putu naiđu na maglu, a poslije ugledaju kako vojni konvoj, policija i vatrogasna vozila voze prema njoj. Nakon snažne oluje na području Mainea, lokalni umjetnik Dave Drayton Thomas Jane odlazi sa sinom Billyjem Nathan Gamble i arogantnim susjedom, odvjetnikom Brentom Nortonom Andre Braugher iz svoje kuće blizu jezera u supermarket u nabavku. There are faults of course; the story is somewhat cliché for starters and there are too many implausible moments to count. This is a terrific movie and a big step up for Mr. One failing of the film lies at the feet of director Josef Rusnak. The dialogue is sparse which means the actors really have to work that much harder.
There are many loose ends in the plot which lead the viewer nowhere. Not wanting to fail again, Dial patiently waits for his opportunity. There are a lot better action movies out there. The Contractor is more of an action thriller, it has a quite low action quotient, but we do get some nice shootouts, nothing special, a pretty cool fight scene, but the thing that keeps the movie going is a nice and clear and very well told story that, despite being completely predictable, it works because it follows the formula in a very relaxed manner, it just does its job effortlessly and that is the best thing about the entire movie. While the action sequences and other things are inadvertently done, very special care has been taken of those moments that reflect the warmth of feelings. B knows any detail about film making or appreciation.
Not your typical Wesley Snipes kind of movie. I wouldn't call it awful, but nothing at all shines in this movie, and it is encumbered with some seriously unbelievable basic plot development. Dial takes the job and heads to London. I do not recommend this film to anyone who: A knows any detail about the world of police or covert operations. I give you Jake Lloyd as an example, or the Harry Potter kids from the first two flicks at least, while even now they only border on competent. He finds himself on the run from the head of the very same organization that has hired him, as well as the British police, with the only friend in this catastrophe being a 13 year old girl who he finds at the safehouse assigned to him.
The last scene shows Emily and Dial at the ranch in Montana, watching Beauty run free. He's not dialling this one in, like previous roles. What does it say for British police when helicopters and a number of officers at Snipe's location can't find Snipe's and he manages to evade capture by hiding behind some stairs? The target is in custody in London and Dial will only have a matter of seconds to take the shot while the man is taken into court. It is really an excellent film. During his free time Dial dons a cowboy hat and breeds horses with macho names such as Beauty. The Contractor and Shooter are, at least on paper, almost the same movie.
Well that's the ending how about during the film, well unfortunately that didn't fare much better. Sve u svemu nije los, ako nemate pametnija posla. He sure has a presence and good acting skills! Surprisingly, they enlisted a couple of well-known actors in support, including pretty Lena Heady given a boring cop role and Charles Dance, who never seems too sure of what he's doing here. Inevitably things don't go according to plan; the target is taken out but as Dial leaves the scene his driver is shot and killed by the police. The action scenes are shaky and amateurish for a Snipes movie, but then again, the point was not the action or the technical prowess of the hit men, but the fact that they are human beings. This is the worst movie I have seen in years.
It had a few good action scenes, but mostly it was a drama movie. In the safe house he befriends Emily, a twelve year old orphan living with her grandmother; she becomes the only person he can trust. Dial grasps the opportunity and shoots through the glass, fatally hitting Jahar in back of his head. Snipes is an ex-sniper called in to do a job and ends up being left to take the fall for his employers, who also want to dispose of Snipes now. Having earned Ballard's trust, Dial is seen by Ballard bidding farewell to young Emily who played a key role in Dial's survival. There were children walking around, but the police were still stating they had a clear shot to shoot him, does this happen in London? The main character is human, fallible, vulnerable.