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Based on 38 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 40 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Wahlberg could sleepwalk through this role, and does. See this movie and you'll surely follow his lead. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

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

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    It's a genre film, not great art, though there's a good joke about art - a pricey piece of action painting, appropriately enough - but it's a thoroughly satisfying entertainment, and, in this season of lowered expectations, a nice surprise. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A big comedown from "The Fighter," Contraband finds Wahlberg in default mode: With his Popeye biceps and broody stares, the actor can do a character like Chris without even thinking about it - and that's what he does here. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Only Wahlberg rises above the muck; everything else here feels buried in concrete. show more

  • 60
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    The lead role of a working class former smuggler who dirties his hands again to save his family fits Mark Wahlberg like a glove. show more

  • 55
    Scott Tobias NPR

    Nothing about it lingers, not even the sulfuric stench of a bum scene or a particularly hammy performance. show more

  • 70

    It's still an obligingly tense, scruffy addition to the one-last-crime genre. show more

  • 75
    Charlotte Observer

    A thriller with its share of nail-biting moments. show more

  • 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 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.

  • May 09, 2012 burger2227
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    MarkWahlberg could have written this himself as the plot jumps from scene to scene like a wish list of bad ass. Then toss in his wife just to make it more fun and it cements the deal literally. A 10 year old could have written this plot. No stars!

  • April 29, 2012 jackd1207
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    Very entertaining! Ribisi over played his character somewhat, but a solid performance by Wahlberg.

  • April 16, 2012 hawbecker191
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  • April 10, 2012 mm00000000052500
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    pretty good movie, deffinaly worth the watch

  • March 01, 2012 bdolls
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  • February 09, 2012 em19845
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    Did not like this at all. The story wasn\'t veery good, the characters unlikeable, and it felt endless.

  • February 05, 2012 al00000000112262
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    Disregard the critics with a 3 stars conspiracy... Very good movie for movie goers take it from a movie goer. YEEHAW!

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