Kiefer Sutherland Says The Recently Released The Contractor Was More Than Your Average Action Movie

Kiefer Sutherland promises his latest film The Contractor is more than just an action flick: ‘It’s about things that are actually very emotional’

Kiefer Sutherland said The Contractor was more than just an action movie during an interview with the i newspaper which was published on Friday.

The 55-year-old actor stars opposite Chris Pine in Tarik Saleh’s recently released film and remarked that the film has much more to offer than most of its viewers would have imagined.

The feature, which also featured artists such as Ben Foster and Gillian Jacobs, premiered in theaters and on demand earlier this month.

Sharing his opinion: Kiefer Sutherland said The Contractor was more than just an average action movie during an interview with the i newspaper which was published on Friday; he is seen in 2013

Sutherland told the newspaper, “It’s different from a straight-up action movie because it deals with things that are actually very emotional.”

The film deals with the murky environment of private contracts and Sutherland says audiences will learn a lot from watching the film.

The 24-year-old star said: “A lot of people (will) have their eyes opened to a world they may not know.”

Sutherland, whose father is actor Donald Sutherland, also recalled how he was smitten working with his father on the 2015 western Forsaken.

Strong feelings: Sutherland told the newspaper:

Strong feelings: Sutherland told the newspaper: ‘It stands out from an outright action movie because it deals with things that are actually very emotional’

He recalled, “He’s still the only actor I’ve ever worked with that I’ve caught watching.”

The actor also spoke of one particular instance when he became very engrossed in his father’s performance.

“He was doing something – and I can’t even remember what it was – that I found just fascinating. I looked at him like a student. And then there was this long break,” he said.

He added: ‘It was like, “Oh shit! That’s me!” And I had to say “Sorry!” I forgot what I was supposed to do.

Admiration: The actor also spoke of a particular instance when he became very engrossed in his father's performance;  they are seen in 2015

Admiration: The actor also spoke of a particular instance when he became very engrossed in his father’s performance; they are seen in 2015

Sutherland’s career went through a “dry period” in the late 1990s after a number of his films failed and it made him realize he needed to star in successful projects.

He explained, “I realized I had to get very selective about what I was doing, because I would be doing a few things that just weren’t going to be very successful.”

The performer also noted that he finally realized he needed to become more strategic in his career.

Hard achievement: Sutherland's career went through a

Hard achievement: Sutherland’s career went through a ‘dry spell’ in the late 1990s after a number of his films failed and it made him realize he needed to star in successful projects

“If I wasn’t careful, I was going to put myself in a position where I just wasn’t going to get hired,” he said.

Sutherland then said he took some time off to learn new skills and re-evaluate his career.

“I sort of developed other interests. And so when I came back to start, I felt really fresh and I felt like I was a different person. I had lived a different life for a while. And I think that was kind of invaluable to me at that time,” he said.

Looking back: Sutherland then said he took some time off to learn new skills and re-evaluate his career

Looking back: Sutherland then said he took some time off to learn new skills and re-evaluate his career

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