What would you hide to protect your family?
Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Caleb Landry Jones, Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Foster, Lukas Haas, Diego Luna, J. K. Simmons
|Screenplay||Aaron Guzikowski, from the Icelandic film by Arnaldur Indriðason, Óskar Jónasson|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Working Title Films, Blueeyes Productions, Leverage Management, Closest to the Hole Productions, Farraday Films, Leverage Entertainment, Studio Canal|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
Pete Hammon Although the film won't win any points for originality Kormakur invests it with style and momentum. A touch of subtlety wouldn't hurt, but the audience the generically titled Contraband is aiming for won't mind a bit.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
James Berardinelli Contraband is the kind of thriller that offers just enough in the way of effective elements to assemble a two-minute trailer. When it comes to a 110-minute feature, however, the sketchiness of the plotting and the director's lack of sure-handedness sink the project.
Peter Travers Wahlberg could sleepwalk through this role, and does. See this movie and you'll surely follow his lead.
Tomatometer It's more entertaining than your average January action thriller, but that isn't enough to excuse Contraband's lack of originality and unnecessarily convoluted plot.
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What the People say
7179 Netizens One of Mark's Best
Average .. 53%