Rated R · 110 minutes · 2012

Action, Thriller
Mark Wahlberg can be cool in a movie. In fact, he’s cool in most of his movies, and the right director can make the man look like a pro. But when Mark Wahlberg stinks, he stinks. Wahlberg looks clueless and tired in Contraband, and who can blame him? Director Baltasar Kormákur packs this silly action film full of so many garbage subplots and locales that most actors would grow weary. Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) has gone legit after a career as a smuggler. Life is good due to his beautiful wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and his alarm-system business. But when his brother-in-law gets into trouble, Chris goes back into the criminal world, which inexplicably involves long boat trips and gunfights with Panamanians while his wife is terrorized back home by a drug dealer (Giovanni Ribisi). This is an overstuffed mess.

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Official Site: www.contrabandmovie.net/#/home
Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Producer: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Baltasar Kormákur, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Liza Chasin, Evan Hayes and Bill Johnson
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi, Caleb Jones, Diego Luna, J.K. Simmons, David O'Hara, William Lucking, Lukas Haas, Jackson Beals, Jaqueline Fleming, Connor Hill and Bryce McDaniel




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The Coast Halifax Conventional Contraband Mark Wahlberg thriller boilerplate trotted out in January by Matt Semansky 01/12/2012
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