Released Year: 2012
Runtime: 109 minutes
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Directors: Baltasar Kormákur
Writers: Aaron Guzikowski, Arnaldur Indriðason
Casts: Robert Wahlberg, Caleb Landry Jones, Jason Mitchell, Paul LeBlanc, Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Lukas Haas, Amber Gaiennie, Kent Jude Bernard, Kate Beckinsale, David O'Hara, Giovanni Ribisi, Jackson Beals, Jaqueline Fleming, Connor Hill
IMDB: Contraband (2012) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.4
Entertainment Weekly -
Contraband, while often grungy and far-fetched, does keep you watching. And in January, that's recommendation enough.
Charlotte Observer -
A thriller with its share of nail-biting moments.
Wall Street Journal -
It's a genre film, not great art, though there's a good joke about art - a pricey piece of action painting, appropriately enough - but it's a thoroughly satisfying entertainment, and, in this season of lowered expectations, a nice surprise.
It's still an obligingly tense, scruffy addition to the one-last-crime genre.
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.