Movie Review: Contraband

I was invited to watch Contraband on Tuesday and how can I not resist Mark Walhberg?

I have always admired him eversince I saw him in 'The Big Hit'. I find him so charming.

I digress.

He is now starring in a new thriller/action movie,

Mark Wahlberg leads the cast of Contraband, a fast-paced thriller about a man trying to stay out of a world he worked so 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.


I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. It has family values, simple yet creative places that amazes me and betrayal. It is a definitely a good watch as it does pulls you into the movie with some amusing scenes.

Catch it in the theatres near you!


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