Mark Wahlberg leads the cast of Contraband, an action-thriller about a man trying to stay out of a world he worked hard to leave behind and the family he'll do anything to protect. Set in New Orleans, the film explores the cutthroat underground world of international smuggling - full of desperate criminals and corrupt officials, high-stakes and big payoffs-where loyalty rarely exists and death is one wrong turn away. Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi), Chris is forced back into doing what he does best-running contraband-to settle Andy's debt. Chris is a legendary smuggler and quickly assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian (Ben Foster), to head to Panama and return with millions in counterfeit bills. Things quickly fall apart and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his rusty skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men before his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and sons become their target.

Reviews
Nicolas Rapold, Contraband, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 4 (April), 2012 pp. 58-60
David Hughes, Contraband, in: Empire, nr. 274 (April), 2012 pp. 44
Mark Dinning, Contraband, in: Empire, nr. 278 (August), 2012 pp. 133 (DVD review)
Frank Arnold, Contraband, in: epd Film, nr. 3, 2012 pp. 50-51
Author:Nicolas Rapold
Title:Contraband
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:4
Year:2012
Pp:58-60
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Contraband (2012)
Author:David Hughes
Title:Contraband
in:
Magazine:Empire
Nr.:274
Year:2012
Pp:44
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Contraband (2012)
Author:Mark Dinning
Title:Contraband
in:
Magazine:Empire
Nr.:278
Year:2012
Pp:133
Illustrations:  yes
DVD review of:   Contraband (2012)
Author:Frank Arnold
Title:Contraband
in:
Magazine:epd Film
Nr.:3
Year:2012
Pp:50-51
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Contraband (2012)



Contraband
United States / United Kingdom / Japan 2012

Directed by
Baltasar Kormákur

Cast
Robert Wahlberg
Jason Mitchell
Connor Hill

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Year:2012
Running time:110 minutes
Country:United States
United Kingdom
Japan
Language:English

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