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Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 2721 (Rank from 2012: # 125)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 58.33%
Stale 16.67%
Burnt 0%


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Jim Carrier78
Bryan Lienesch74 - Gone In 60 Seconds called. They want their premise back.
Dan O'Neill65 - Contraband features many problems with its script, tone, and annoying camera issues, but the cast somehow rise above the material and make this crime/thriller/action/heist/drama flick a very entertaining, if flawed one to say the least. But hey, it’s January and I was at least entertained rather than feeling depressed.
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Cool Movie Guy Dave Randal61(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
Kevin McCarthy60(full review)
Skooch60(full review)
Today I Watched A Movie55(full review)
Chris of This Is Madness50 - My ratings are on a five point scale, translated as such: 1 - Abysmal, 25 - Bad, 50 - Mediocre, 75 - Good, 100 - Great
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Sober Film Critic James Brown43(full review)
David Baruffi34(full review)
Patrick Devitt30

People Involved

  • Mark Wahlberg (Chris Farraday)
  • Kate Beckinsale (Kate Farraday)
  • Ben Foster (Sebastian Abney)
  • Giovanni Ribisi (Tim Briggs)
  • J.K. Simmons (Captain)
  • William Lucking (Bud Farraday)
  • Diego Luna (Gonzalo)
  • Caleb Landry Jones (Andy)
  • Robert Wahlberg (John Bryce)
  • Lukas Haas (Danny Raymer)
  • Baltasar Kormákur (Director)