Contraband 2012 ★★

The only interesting thing about the thoroughly routine Contraband is that it was directed by Icelandic film-maker Baltasar Kormákur, whose earlier films include the compelling Jar City. This is further proof that Mark Wahlberg cannot carry a film. Kate Beckinsale is wasted in the underwritten role of Wahlberg's wife. Giovanni Ribisi steals the show as scumbag smuggler Tim Briggs.

newempressmagazine.com/2012/03/in-review-contraband/

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