Posted in 7/10, Action, Thriller
31 May 2013

Contraband (2012)

Genre : Action/Thriller

Cast :
Mark Wahlberg : Chris Faraday
Kate Beckinsale : Kate Faraday
Ben Foster : Sebastian Abney
Giovanni Ribisi : Tim Briggs

Director :
Baltasar Kormakur

Chris Faraday once smuggled illegal items or contraband into the country on freighters. He left that life behind, got married has a family and went legit. But when his brother-in-law got involved with Briggs, a drug dealer and when he blew a deal, Briggs demands restitution which he can’t deliver. So Chris offers to find a way to pay him but the he threatens Chris’ family if he doesn’t deliver. So he gets on a freighter destined for Panama and he sets out to bring back some counterfeit currency. Briggs “goes to see” Chris’ family. When Chris learns of this he asks his friend Sebastian to take care of them which he does. He tells Chris that it would be better to bring drugs instead of the cash.

My opinion

Wahlberg at his best. Magnificent crime film with smuggling as main theme. Excellent casted actors including Ribisi. A great role and with a nervous demeanor as always. It always looks as if they pumped his veins full with some kind of synthetic drug.

The basic idea is a bit stolen from “Gone in 60 Seconds“, namely an excriminal who was on the right path, going back to his old habit to help a family Bwah I can live with that.
The action scenes are top notch and the atmosphere in the film remains exciting.
Great movie for all I care!

My rating 6/10
Links : IMDB

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