The Contractor

Director: Tarik Saleh
Year Released: 2022
Rating: 2.0

Sergeant James Harper (Chris Pine) gets "honorably discharged" from the Army for having illegal drugs in his system (he's got a bad knee), so with bills piling up he takes on a job for Rusty Jennings (Kiefer Sutherland) - he runs a "private military company" - and is sent to Berlin to locate a Syrian scientist.  This is straight out of the Tom Clancy guidebook, complete with foreign intrigue and double crossings and incorrect intel - it takes the somewhat nuanced question of "what does a career soldier do for a living when he cannot fight anymore" and oversimplifies it, having him go and kill an innocent man and get into a shootout with German police officers, dodge other paramilitary types, etc.  The cast is fine - Eddie Marsan is good in a small helper role - but it needed more brains than brawn: based on what I heard, working in the security sector pays very well ... and doesn't involve terrorist tactics.