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Contraband
6.3 Rating
(232 ratings)
6.5 IMDB rating

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Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg

Chris Farraday
Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Farraday
Ben Foster

Ben Foster

Sebastian Abney
Giovanni Ribisi

Giovanni Ribisi

Tim Briggs
Lukas Haas

Lukas Haas

Danny Raymer
Diego Luna

Diego Luna

Gonzalo
J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons

Captain Camp


Written by (View all)
Aaron Guzikowski

Aaron Guzikowski

(screenplay)


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Delivers on what it promises.

2 years ago at Jul 2 10:33
2 votes
"You think you're the only guy with a fucking gun?"

Critics and audiences alike have slammed Contraband for its unoriginality and the so-called 'convoluted plot'. I personally loved the film. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, Contraband is based on the Icelandic film, Reykjavík-Rotterdam, which Kormákur starred in. This is a visceral thriller jam-packed with nail biting set pieces. ... read more

Better than critics would have you believe

2 years, 4 months ago at Mar 15 12:31
1 vote
"I've got to try and fix this. Trust me, I know what I'm doing."

American remakes of foreign films are almost always something to be dreaded, but Contraband is a surprising exception to the rule. Perhaps this is because the movie was directed and produced by Baltasar Kormákur, who starred in and produced the Icelandic flick Reykjavik-Rotterdam on which Contraband is based. More cyn... read more

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2 years, 3 months ago at Apr 18 3:41
1 vote
The script was quite weak on this one. I still believe this is overrated at 6.6 on IMDB, will eventually go below the 6 I guess. Never expected it to be this cheesy as a plot and the acting was quite bad at times.
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To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.
Release date: 13 January 2012
2012 (10), Crime (5), Thriller (4), Action (3), Kate Beckinsale (2), Mark Wahlberg (2), Smuggling (2), 2010s (2), Blood (1), Revenge (1), Shoot-out (1), Fighting (1), Remake (1), J.k Simmons (1), Drama (1), Ocean (1), Fast Paced (1), Ship (1), Caleb Landry Jones (1), Lukas Haas (1)
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djprojexion commented on a review of Contraband 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Spot on with that review, I felt the same way about it. I also felt that it would have been a more interesting film if Ribisi and Foster switched roles. Just a thought.
johanlefourbe posted a review 1 month, 2 weeks ago

An average movie

“I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Mark Wahlberg and since the ratings were pretty decent, I was quite eager to check it out. Honestly, it wasn’t really good, I’m afraid. First of all, there was this terribly tiresome and pedestrian intro about the ace criminal guy who is retired with a wife and kids but has to come back for one last job. Damned, I’m just done with this gimmick. Just give us a guy who loves the adrenaline kick, who is totally reckless, that sounds more fun. Furthermore, the plot was just too convoluted and the timeline was just way too tight. I mean, if you try to write down the schedule of all the events taking place in Panama, I’m pretty sure it won’t make sense and certainly it won’t add up considering the ” read more

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"A really dull predictable movie. The only interesting tidbit will be to see how he organizes the ending in order to make sure the getaway and loot is clean. Can't even say there is any good chase scenes or violences as these type of movies usually contain. If you like looking at Kate and Mark, I suppose that would be the only reason to watch but even then it's a stretch. Generally disappointed given the type of movie this would normally be."


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