Monday, January 16, 2012

Contraband (2012) Movie Review

Recently went for the preview screening of Contraband where it stars Mark Wahlberg. To me, Mark Wahlberg is a bland actor but in this movie, he's portrayed as a very dashing, macho, heroic person.

The movie takes viewers into the dark world of smuggling, the underground scene of ferrying drugs, counterfeit cash and many other unmentionables across countries and borders in a subtle manner rampant within the corruption of authorities and insiders.

Mark Wahlberg plays a former smuggler named Chris Farraday, best at the trade, who has led a clean life and is now merely installing security systems. Unfortunately, he was forced back into the trade when his brother-in-law, Andy (played by Caleb Landry Jones), failed to deliver the goods Andy was smuggling and was in trouble with his life since now he's in debt with the person he's owing.

Chris' plan was to smuggle large amount of counterfeit cash from Panama into US borders to pay off Andy's debts. Little does he know, it was all a preplanned mastermind scheme to get back him into the trade. But the plan was actually to have him transport back drugs which Chris is totally against smuggling drugs. So in order to get him to do so, the mastermind will do anything he can (including sabotaging his scheme of smuggling in the counterfeit money) while time remains short which puts his family in danger.

How does he get out of such a sticky situation? Watch the movie to find out!

This show is a little too dry for me. I'm not sure whether my expectation for movies has gone up or it's just a lot of movies recently that doesn't suit me. Anyway, you can't expect much action in a drama movie like this. I rate this movie 2.5 stars out of 5.

P.S.: By the way, this movie is actually a remake of an Icelandic film back in 2009.


missyblurkit said...

i loved the show:P

love the plot and the individual characters...

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Well, least you liked it. LOL.