Contraband (Blu-ray) (2012)
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Editor's NoteA former smuggler from New Orleans faces ruthless drug lords, vicious criminals, corrupt officials, and trigger-happy hit men after getting back into the business to help his brother-in-law settle a deadly debt. When it came to transporting illicit goods under treacherous circumstances, Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) used to be the best in the business. But all of that changed when he chose to give up his life of crime to start a family with Kate (Kate Beckinsale). Chris learns that leaving his past behind is easier said than done, however, after Kate's brother Andy (Caleb Landry Jones) goes to work for ferocious drug lord Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi), and drops the ball on a major deal. Now, in order to set things right, Chris must smuggle millions of dollars in counterfeit bills from Panama into the United States. And if anything goes wrong, Tim will target his entire family for death. With his best friend Sebastian (Ben Foster) by his side and a crackerjack crew along for the ride, Chris heads to Panama for one last job. Later, with time running out and a treacherous maze of desperate criminals to navigate, the job gets complicated, and Chris must race to reach his family before Tim gets to them first. Lukas Haas, Diego Luna, and J.K. Simmons co-star.
Contraband (2012) - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: The Other Chad Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 4/22/2012 10:13 AM
|There isn’t much to recommend about Contraband, a heist movie starring Mark Wahlberg. The film is a remake of an Icelandic film called Reykjavík-Rotterdam (2008) starring Baltasar Kormákur. Interestingly, Kormákur directed the U.S. version. Wahlberg stars as Chris Farraday, a reformed smuggler of contraband now living life on the straight and narrow with wife Kate (Kate Beckinsale) and their two sons. Kate’s dumbass brother Andy (Caleb Landry Jones) – an active smuggler – finds himself in a ton of trouble with organized crime boss Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi) after dropping a drug shipment to avoid getting busted....read the full review|
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