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Release Date: January 13th, 2012

DVD Release Date: April 24th, 2012

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: Thriller, Action

Production Co: Leverage, Working Title Films, Blueeyes, Closest to the Hole

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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