Contraband

Contraband

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Contraband

Thriller set in the world of international smuggling starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale and Giovanni Ribisi.

In New Orleans, former smuggler Chris (Wahlberg) is forced back into the game after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones, X-Men: First Class), botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Briggs (Ribisi). In an attempt to repay Andy's debt, Chris assembles a crew and makes a run to Panama and back, hoping to return with millions in counterfeit bills. When things fall apart on route, Briggs seeks revenge by going after Chris' wife (Beckinsale). Finding himself deep inside the world he had left behind, Chris now has to go toe-to-toe with the psychotic Briggs to protect his family.

2012Rating: R16, contains violence, offensive language & drug use111 minsUSA, UK
CrimeThriller
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Reasonably swift and effective.

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USA Today

USA Today

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Has a few moments of tension, but it adheres to a predictable heist formula hardly worth trafficking in.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Charmingly macho.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Wahlberg could sleepwalk through this role, and does.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Contraband involves a lot of energy, but I'm getting tired of violent retreads of these heist elements.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Contraband is an action-junkies playground.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

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Contraband left a bad taste in my mouth.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An involving, atmospherically grungy mid-register thriller.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

While often grungy and far-fetched, does keep you watching.

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E! Online

E! Online

press

Makes for a fun flick at first, until a nasty - and tonally inconsistent - misogynistic streak kills the joy.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

It’s pretty much exactly as good as it needs to be.

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A cracking thriller, this US remake of of the Icelandic movie 'Reykjavik-Rotterdam' (2008) resets the action in New Orleans and should please fans of Marky Mark Wahlberg who like to see him get all blue-collar-criminal-trying-to-go-straight. Wahlberg plays the ex-smuggler forced to smuggle again with the type of conviction he displayed in 'Four Brothers'...

3.0
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This film could have been a cracker! The idea looked great and the trailer did a good job of dragging me along as soon as it was released. What a pity the film didn't quite deliver what could have been. The result is one of those films you might rent out from the video store when there is nothing else to watch.

2.0
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extract from theaterofthecommonman.com Contraband does exactly what it says on the tin. It's a movie, it's rated 16 and it shows Marky Mark busting people up inside their heads. Billed as an 'Action Thriller', there was certainly enough action to keep the bonehead bogans occupying the cinema's back row, satisfied. The thrills however were less than...

2.0
0

Yup, its pretty good, lots of action, good music, good acting (mostly).. So kinda left a 'good' taste in my mouth, not sure what else to say. In parts seemed familar to 'Gone in 60sec', 'Next Three Days' and the bad (miss-understood-really-a-good-guy) main hero does what is right, even tho its wrong, but not that wrong... Anyway, I've seen much worse, and...

2.0
0

This was fantastic and tense at the same time and was really exciting. It's nice to see Mark Whalberg in another action movie he hasn't done anything like that since The Itailan Job. Really fun 5 Stars

5.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Reasonably swift and effective.

0
USA Today

USA Today

press

Has a few moments of tension, but it adheres to a predictable heist formula hardly worth trafficking in.

0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Charmingly macho.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Wahlberg could sleepwalk through this role, and does.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Contraband involves a lot of energy, but I'm getting tired of violent retreads of these heist elements.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Contraband is an action-junkies playground.

0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Contraband left a bad taste in my mouth.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An involving, atmospherically grungy mid-register thriller.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

While often grungy and far-fetched, does keep you watching.

0
E! Online

E! Online

press

Makes for a fun flick at first, until a nasty - and tonally inconsistent - misogynistic streak kills the joy.

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

It’s pretty much exactly as good as it needs to be.

0

A cracking thriller, this US remake of of the Icelandic movie 'Reykjavik-Rotterdam' (2008) resets the action in New Orleans and should please fans of Marky Mark Wahlberg who like to see him get all blue-collar-criminal-trying-to-go-straight. Wahlberg plays the ex-smuggler forced to smuggle again with the type of conviction he displayed in 'Four Brothers'...

3.0
0

This film could have been a cracker! The idea looked great and the trailer did a good job of dragging me along as soon as it was released. What a pity the film didn't quite deliver what could have been. The result is one of those films you might rent out from the video store when there is nothing else to watch.

2.0
0

extract from theaterofthecommonman.com Contraband does exactly what it says on the tin. It's a movie, it's rated 16 and it shows Marky Mark busting people up inside their heads. Billed as an 'Action Thriller', there was certainly enough action to keep the bonehead bogans occupying the cinema's back row, satisfied. The thrills however were less than...

2.0
0

Yup, its pretty good, lots of action, good music, good acting (mostly).. So kinda left a 'good' taste in my mouth, not sure what else to say. In parts seemed familar to 'Gone in 60sec', 'Next Three Days' and the bad (miss-understood-really-a-good-guy) main hero does what is right, even tho its wrong, but not that wrong... Anyway, I've seen much worse, and...

2.0
0

This was fantastic and tense at the same time and was really exciting. It's nice to see Mark Whalberg in another action movie he hasn't done anything like that since The Itailan Job. Really fun 5 Stars

5.0
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