So imagine a really boring version of The Bourne Identity made with a small budget and a female lead. You there? OK. You've seen Contract Killers.
The film begins with Jane (Frida Farrell) being drugged and waking up to a dead husband. The viewer comes to find out, when Jane shoots and rides her way out of her surrounded house, that she's a CIA assassin. Fair enough. From there it's typical stuff--the CIA is after her, she knows something she shouldn't, so on and so forth. Jane meets up with and bullies a civilian, Lars (Christian Willis), then forms an alliance with a CIA operative sent to kill her, Pernell (Rhett Giles). There are many cryptic phone conversations with between Jane and some suits at the CIA. And then the film is over.
The acting is bad. The plot is...not so much a plot. Really, it's just a terrible movie. There is a reason it went straight to DVD. Jane herself is perfectly competent, and her character is improved slightly when you learn her original reason for becoming an assassin is that her sister was raped and killed and she avenged those wrongs. But given the film's overall suckitude, those are really just crumbs. Plus, towards the end of the film, it's clearly Jane's partnership with male operative Pernell that keeps her alive. Ick.
This is also a white movie. There are two colors of character, both minor (a second CIA assassin sent to kill Jane and a CIA agent at the headquarters office). Race is a non-issue in either case, so I can't really remove points based on racism, but I can't add them based on great racial insight, either.
I'm giving this one two stars. It's a bad movie. Nothing about it really offended me, but nothing impressed me, either.