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R| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
Ex-smuggler Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) gave up his criminal ways long ago. But, he's forced back into the game after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), botches a drug deal for a crime lord (Giovanni Ribisi), leaving Chris to settle the debt. With the help of his best friend (Ben Foster), Chris assembles a team to run to Panama to retrieve a fortune in counterfeit bills. When things go awry, Chris must call on his rusty skills to complete the task before his family pays the price.

Cast: Mark Wahlberg , Kate Beckinsale , Ben Foster , Giovanni Ribisi , Caleb Landry Jones , Diego Luna , J.K. Simmons , David O'Hara

Director: Baltasar Kormákur

Genres: Action, Thriller

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Contraband (2012)

Release Date: January 13th, 2012|1 hr. 50 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 40 )
  • Wahlberg could sleepwalk through this role, and does. See this movie and you'll surely follow his lead. show more

  • Let's start by admitting three things: that Contraband is a ridiculous movie, that it wasn't meant to be a ridiculous movie, and that it's an enjoyable movie. One of the things that makes it enjoyable is that it's so ridiculous. show more

  • Contraband has a few moments of tension, but it adheres to a predictable heist formula hardly worth trafficking in. show more

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  • December 31, 2012 hello
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    what a load of unrealistic crap. Who wrote this drivel? Its hard to believe the same actor who played in departed would stoop to this

  • December 22, 2012 yl00000000102243
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    See T.his Mov.ie at FLY27 COM

  • May 30, 2012 Sir Raymond
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    Its an o.k. two hour time killer. If you like wahlberg thats enough. Far- fetched plot. Keep an open mind and ********** it.

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