Retired sharpshooter and assassin James Dial (Snipes) is haunted by his last job, where he failed to kill the head of an international terrorist organization. When his former employers offer him a chance to redeem himself by flying to London to finish the job he previously botched, he accepts. It soon becomes clear that his ex-bosses may have framed him for murder. With the British police in hot pursuit, The Contractor must prove his innocence with the aid of the only person he can trust, a twelve-year-old girl he reluctantly befriends. Based on a story by Robert Katz and Andre Farwagi. (Stacey Pendry)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD looks bland and undersaturated, with a drab color scheme used throughout. Black levels are fairly deep, although not inky, and shadow delineation is rendered well. Details are captured well, although the finest details are slightly soft. Edge enhancement and pixel breakup are not overly exaggerated. (Danny Richelieu)
Reason #123 Why Readers Love Widescreen Review:
I read WSR for the articles—honest. Terry Paullin's industry insight is refreshing and lively. The lack of comparisons of which home theatre-in-a-box is best or which sub $200 DVD player is best leaves more room for in-depth product and movie reviews. Most importantly, though, I read WSR for the caricature of Gary Reber morphed on to the movie featured on the cover in the Editor's Couch page. Pierce Brosnan had better watch out!