The Contract (2006)
Bruce Beresford is not an untalented director, and don't let this movie fool you into thinking so. But there's little doubt that, despite some useful suspense and a fair if completely unimaginative script, The Contract is a film halted by bad craftmanship. The old pun 'haste makes waste' seems to be appropriate for this little film, as it runs along uncritically, skipping important justifications and forgetting about issues like character motivation in the process. Shot on beautiful Bulgarian terrain (which may or may not resemble Washington state to an acceptable degree), the film looks good but feels like a classic B-movie. The only exception is Morgan Freeman, whose natural grace and skill makes the film watchable.