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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Mark Wahlberg
Giovanni Ribisi
Kate Beckinsale
Caleb Landry Jones
J. K. Simmons
Directors
Baltasar Kormákur
Screenwriters
Aaron Guzikowski
Running Time
109 minutes

Contraband
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Plot
When his teenage brother-in-law falls foul of a dangerous drug dealer (Ribisi), former smuggler Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) comes out of retirement to pull one last job, attempting to smuggle millions of dollars’ worth of forged banknotes from Panama.


Verdict
It’s not exactly put-your-manicurist-on-danger-money time, and Kate Beckinsale’s role is shamefully underwritten (especially for an actress capable of carrying a franchise), but Contraband is a cut above cookie-cutter heist thrillers, and director Baltasar Kormákur looks ready for the big time.


Reviewed by David Hughes

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