• Ben Garnhum

    ★★★½ Added by Ben Garnhum

    Twisty, stereotypical, guns, above average.

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  • GenkiB

    ★★½ Watched by GenkiB 20 Apr, 2014

    OK, I wasn’t expecting all that much from this. I heard it was OK on a podcast and they had it at my video store (on discount day) so I thought I’d give it a watch. It wasn’t all that compelling a story but it did have a few things going for it. It has a lot of great supporting actors. There’s the dad from “Juno” (J.K. Simmons); there’s also Diego Luna (the guy from “Y Tu Mama Tabien”). And…

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  • KMOKLER

    ★½ Added by KMOKLER

    Baltasar kormakur's contraband is the dullest movie i have seen since the bore fest that was transcendance but not as bad but still pretty damn bad theres just nothing to it mark wahlberg tries o save his family and i think that mark wahlberg is a great actor but this is by far his worst performance he has done and i dont think he has ever done a bad performance (i mean his performance in the happening was at least…

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  • arh66

    ★★½ Watched by arh66 12 Jan, 2015

    Cliched and formulaic crim-comes-out-of-retirement-for-one-last-job caper.

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  • MattyP

    Added by MattyP

    This movie was pretty bad in my humble opinion. Sometimes I wonder why certain movies are made and why actors would agree to these roles. "Contraband," doesn't introduce anything new to the action genre and follows the cliches as if they were written directly into the script.

    Mark Wahlberg is the lead and I would't say his acting talent is terrible by any means, I just thought he would be above these types of roles. In this day and age…

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  • Brendan Edwards

    ★★½ Watched by Brendan Edwards 10 Jan, 2015

    Interesting film, good performances from Wahlberg, Beckinsale and Ribisi and a cool cliche filled action thriller.....

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  • Graham J

    Watched by Graham J 09 Jan, 2015 8

    I wish Mark Wahlberg could smuggle those two hours of my life back.

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  • Keith

    ★★ Watched by Keith 01 Jan, 2015

    No surprises here. Just a run-of-the-mill Hollywood film. Nobody has to stretch their acting muscles and the writing is full of clichés, but does just about enough to not make you give up on it.

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  • savvybulge

    ★★★½ Added by savvybulge

    The only thing this movie has going for it, beyond the phenomenal casting, is novelty of subject matter--I can't name one other movie that's essentially a procedural on international marine cargo smuggling. In fact I'm only rewatching it now because I have some business lately with an international marine cargo company. Otherwise it's simply "Gone in 60 Seconds" on a freight liner, with one of that cast recycled. That trick with the salt is old school. But I bet it still goes on.

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  • joelhwa

    ★★★ Watched by joelhwa 05 Dec, 2012

    6/10:

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  • Adam Theeye Pittman

    ★★ Added by Adam Theeye Pittman

    My review -- this film is now on DVD and it made a decent profit margin of roughly $70 million. The storyline is action packed but this is where I should really say it has strong similarities to Gone In 60 Seconds, just minus the cars and replace them with drugs mainly. The length and tempo of Contraband is somewhat concerning because the time is roughly 120 minutes and the tempo is very slow and doesn't really move at any…

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  • Evan

    ★★½ Added by Evan

    Things that I use to trust, for the most part, short & fast action movie trailers. The second one was action films that starred Mark Wahlberg. In my head this was usually a no brainier. I would enjoy it. And if it was a combination of both I was there. Maybe not first day but eventually it would scoot up my must see list until I could get a hold of it. Contraband was that film. When I saw the trailer…

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