A good action film with lots of twists, although none are especially striking. Wahlberg continues to disappoint by playing a tough guy role when he doesn't have the grittiness to pull it off. Still, it's a fun film.
Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi), C... read more
Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur
Release Date: January 13, 2012
DVD Release Date: April 24, 2012
Stats: 4,171 reviews
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January 18, 2013
A good mix of action, heist and thriller with a good cast line-up make this a better than average film. It didn't have anything particularly new or original about it, but if you like those genre of films then you should enjoy this.
September 18, 2012
Another great film with Mark Wahlberg in, Movie is full of action, drama and excitment. Worth watching anytime. 4 1/2 stars
July 19, 2012
There is nothing new about Baltasar Kormakur's Contraband, but it has enough to moderately satisfy.
Spanning a good 105 minutes, Contraband plays out partially like a heist flick, which works in its favor. Aside from that, the villains are cliched, side character...
June 28, 2012
Kate Beckinsale's character was quite different over here. Took me a while to accept it since I've seen her different in Underworld. This movie was nice. Though the story wasn't new or anything. I mean it doesn't feel fresh but wasn't boring.
June 21, 2012
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi, Caleb Landry Jones, Diego Luna, J.K. Simmons, Lukas Haas, Connor Hill, Bryce McDaniel
Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Summary: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a...
May 13, 2012
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May 9, 2012
Contraband is a thrilling action film that is a pretty decent cinematic experience. The film definitely delivers the action, but there's something missing to really make this one stand out. I thought that Giovanni Ribisi as ruthless gangster Tim Briggs made this film better. His ...
May 1, 2012
OK the first thing to hit me with this thriller is the excellent cast and subsequent excellent performances they all give, Wahlberg, Foster and Ribisi really come together and blend well giving really strong tense portrayals of their characters.
All three of the main cast are a...
April 26, 2012
A strong, solid, gritty and adrenaline-pumping crime-thriller. It`s a thrilling, dynamic and intense movie. It has alot of strength and keeps rolling with its story and characters and chooses that over action and effects. It`s smart and entertaining and packs alot of star power. ...
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