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Contraband (2012)

Featuring: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale & Ben Foster

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Usual heist shenanigans.

| | See all Kevin1075's reviews (754)

Contraband ends up a fairly decent but also typical thriller with enough action to keep the attention.

When his brother in law fouls up with the locals Mark Wahlberg's reformed smuggler has to return to his old ways to save both himself and his family. From New Orleans to Panama and back as the journey takes him.

The main action is fine enough but follows a fairly average path, aside from an ill-fitting subplot involving Kate Beckinsale that seems designed more to keep her in the film more than she needs to be.

Decent enough.

  Typical Wahlberg...

| | See all blayboy's reviews (447)

Typical Mark Wahlberg Film. Theres some good action and its entertaining and tense despite some some slightly dubious moments. Overall worth a watch!

  FOLLOW THE LEADER... WAHLBERG

| | See all SandoEntertainingU's reviews (247)

Mark Wahlberg is a great leader for the cast of the film. When I bought this i thought it wasn't going to be a film that wouldn't even interest me in the slightest, but when it came to the end, it felt like a long hour and 3 quarters. But I felt quite surprised and elated I was after I watched it, got to be in the mood for a good actioner to watch it though to follow the plot, but it was a great film and acting too.

  good taut thriller

| | See all atthemovies's reviews (112)

nothing new in this film but some good casting gives it an edge, mark wahlberg gives his usual committed performance and is well supported by a strong cast including ben foster and giovanni ribisi. wahlbergs brother is in trouble with some hoods and needs money fast, well just so happens that wahlberg was a former money launderer an smuggler so he soon on one last job. film moves at good pace with twist an turn and its kept tight an edgy,. well worth a watch.

  disgusted

| | See all awful1234's reviews (1)

If the write up had mentioned that the writer needed to learn a language instead of substituting swear words is every sentence, I would not have purchased this DVD at any price. As it was I persevered watching it for 20 minutes, by which time the swearing became too much. If this is the future of films it will save me a fortune.

  GONE IN 60 GRAMS!

| | See all SECTION8's reviews (1336)

Mark Wahlberg adds another remake to his CV. Contraband is directed by Baltersa Kormakur who also produced and starred in the original version Euro-thriller original called Reykjavik-Rotterdam. Wahlberg's a former smuggler coaxed into one last job, which goes predictably awry ( and at time rather implausable as who could rob an armoured truck while waiting for their ferry connection?). But the film is very well acted with stand out turns from Ben Foster and a very seedy Giovanni Ribisi. The film has plenty of tension and some excellent action sequences that lead al the way to a very tense climax that features the worlds loudest mobile phone ( I don't know about you but sometimes I cannot hear my mobile going off in my pocket, never mind hear one over industrial machinary?) It's no classic and nothing new, but with Contraband is a well directed and very enjoyable thriller that leads to a good evenings entertainment.
See if you like......
The Italian Job (2003)
Gone In 60 seconds (2000)
We Own the Night.
Miami Vice (2006)

  GONE IN 60 GRAMS!

| | See all MovieAddict's reviews (1336)

Mark Wahlberg adds another remake to his CV. Contraband is directed by Baltersa Kormakur who also produced and starred in the original version Euro-thriller original called Reykjavik-Rotterdam. Wahlberg's a former smuggler coaxed into one last job, which goes predictably awry ( and at time rather implausable as who could rob an armoured truck while waiting for their ferry connection?). But the film is very well acted with stand out turns from Ben Foster and a very seedy Giovanni Ribisi. The film has plenty of tension and some excellent action sequences that lead al the way to a very tense climax that features the worlds loudest mobile phone ( I don't know about you but sometimes I cannot hear my mobile going off in my pocket, never mind hear one over industrial machinary?) It's no classic and nothing new, but with Contraband is a well directed and very enjoyable thriller that leads to a good evenings entertainment.
See if you like......
The Italian Job (2003)
Gone In 60 seconds (2000)
We Own the Night.
Miami Vice (2006)

  Brilliant

| | See all Lankyandi's reviews (11)

loved this film, so glad i got to see it before it went off at the cinema, this could almost be called the italian job 2, wahlberg plays more or less the same charachter but maybe is a bit more brutal in this!! a must see!!