🎦 Contraband full movie HD download (Baltasar Kormákur) - Crime, Drama, Thriller, Action. 🎬
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Crime, Drama, Thriller, Action
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Baltasar Kormákur
Mark Wahlberg as Chris Farraday
William Lucking as Bud Farraday
Amber Gaiennie as Danny's Bride
Jason Mitchell as Walter
Paul LeBlanc as CBP Official
Connor Hill as Michael
David O'Hara as Jim Church
Robert Wahlberg as John Bryce
Giovanni Ribisi as Tim Briggs
J.K. Simmons as Captain Camp
Ben Foster as Sebastian Abney
Kate Beckinsale as Kate Farraday
Kent Jude Bernard as Tommy Raymer
Diego Luna as Gonzalo
Lukas Haas as Danny Raymer
Storyline: 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 Briggs but then 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.
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Give us an antihero that's gonna break the law for a substantial reason and not only can anything happen, but the audience will embrace it with open arms. But prepare to sustain disbelief through this action/suspense yarn involving a freshly retired contraband smuggler who, because of his brother-in-law's involvement in the same trade but with unlucky results, returns to his old life to straighten things out.

It's a piece of cake… with exploding candles… as Mark Walhberg goes from ship to land back to ship: dodging bullets, tricking drug dealers, and getting smashed up… after which the real fun begins. Old school melodrama envelopes the b-story as his wife and two children, vulnerably at odds with grimy, over the top mobster Giovanni Ribisi – but the suspense relies on how the ex smuggler can figure to sneak stuff through without being caught, and most importantly, to save his family as the goons move in.

Wahlberg carries the movie with more cool than edge, and even when the story gets mazy and convoluted, he's a genuine enough protagonist to make everything seem precisely clear: exactly when it needs to be.

And welcome back veteran actor William Lucking to a big budget movie, looking perfectly gruff as Walhberg's imprisoned father.

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Loads of fun!
It's implausible, clichéd (I'm sick of that word), not the best script, not-always perfect acting etc. etc. etc. and etc.

Now that the obvious stuff is out of the way;

It's tonnes of fun!

The film was a bit 'too' by-the-numbers in the beginning I'll admit that but I got a "we're getting on really well and having a laugh making this" vibe from all of the actors which helped because there wasn't really any chemistry built between the characters so the fact that the actors themselves seemed to have it was a plus.

About halfway through and then all the way to the end, the film kicks into gear and is seriously entertaining.

Don't read the next two lines if you don't even like hints at what happens in films (it's not a spoiler but you might guess what I meant while watching the film):

**At one point...I thought Hollywood had finally broken the mould and done something the audience didn't want to see...but no**

I felt that what I mentioned above might have helped to make this unique from all the other "must save family by breaking the law" type films out there and give it some credibility (in a weird way..!)

But the fact that this film has Ben Foster in it is enough anyway.

Acting wise everyone does their usual stuff. Some is amazing and some is standard...Giovanni Ribisi is outstanding and the only one that I felt bothered to transform himself into a believable scumbag.

Everyone else was a little too "clean" looking and sounding.

Great film and definitely one to watch, just don't be expecting anything thought-provoking (obviously)

8/10 for sheer enjoyment factor...I may even watch it again.
decent stuff
Chris Farraday was a smuggler par excellence ; a man who is a past legend in that business .

But he has left crime to turn legitimate , and has married and had kids .

All right , but a man may want to leave the underworld , but does the underworld ever want to leave him ?? The brutal answer to this question is no.....

His wife's brother loses his cargo trying to smuggle drugs , and the supernastypeople who he was running drugs for now threaten Farraday that if he does not do a smuggling operation of counterfeit currency for them to return the money they lost on his brother in law , they gonna kill Farraday and his family.....

So Farraday has to go to panama to do the job they tell him to do.....

And he leaves his wife and sons in the care of his friend.....

But the supernasty people are even nastier than he thought...... For their real intention is to make him smuggle drugs , something that he's loathe to do......

And his friend is in league with them , keeping tabs on his wife and kids for them and even having lecherous intentions towards his wife......

As Farraday has to mingle with brutal drug lords in panama he realises what is going on......

But his enemies manage to rope even the captain of the ship he's sailing on into their gang to close the trap around him.....

So one brave man has to draw all his energy and resourcefullness and his cunning and daring to triumph against all odds to save his family , his kids and his future.....

And what his enemies haven't reckoned is that he's smarter , gutsier and has more chutzpah than they could ever imagine......

And he is capable of bringing revenge onto them just as they are counting their unhatched chickens......

Just how does he do that ??

Go and watch the movie for that.....

Verdict---good .
Not original, quite boring.
When I read about the cast I thought it was worth watching. I was wrong. The movie was very boring. Mark Wallberg still can't act. He's the lead actor who can't do anything wrong, so the movie is not exciting.

Wallberg is into the big robbing business and at the end, when the merchandise comes out of the water, I thought I have seen this before in Once upon a time in America I guess. So it is a boring movie that also is not original.

If you haven't seen this movie, well done. Keep it that way. If you really have nothing else to do, still don't watch this movie. Just go and read a book.
It's almost has good as The Town
A former smuggler(Mark Wahlberg) who has moved away from that life, he now runs his own security business, and also has a beautiful wife(Kate Beckinsale) and three great kids, life couldn't s be any better. Until his wife's brother, who is a smuggler, and messes up on a job. That puts him and his family in danger with a dangerous drug dealer(Giovanni Ribisi). So now the former smuggler must go back to his old ways in order to save his family, but will he make through, or will he be in over his head?

A pretty entertaining crime thriller. Mark Wahlberg is good in the title role, like a old style tough guy. Kate Beckinsale as his wife was alright, but not strong enough. Giovanni Ribisi was awesome at being evil, you just enjoyed not liking him. Ben Foster and Lucas Haas are also good too. Also a great crime drama, that really grabs you hard. At time it can be predicable, but still entertaining.
Good Enough to Pass the Time
"Contraband" stars Mark Wahlberg as a retired master smuggler who has to do one last job to save his dim-witted brother in-law after he messed up a job.

This movie isn't great. However, it isn't bad either. It is good enough to pass a couple of hours and keeps your attention. It does have its clichés - one last job, obvious betrayals among a few. It also has some cool action scenes. The ending is also very predictable. Despite these issues, the movie is mostly entertaining. There are also some good performances in this movie (favourites being Mark Wahlberg and J.K. Simmons) which always helps.

There are better action/heist movies out there, but this is a decent watch when there is nothing else on.
A surprisingly intriguing crime drama thriller
I decided to watch Contraband because it's free on Amazon Prime Video, iv'e never heard of this film before until i browsed through the free section.

The cinematic color theme is dark and gritty as to suit the plot. The performances are very natural and not over the top.

The plot is standard and there is no twist except for a character changing his ways unexpectedly which isn't what i would call a plot- twist, just a character change.

I wasn't expecting Contraband to be interesting at all, but it holds your attention enough as to watch until the very end.
The definition of average
First of all, let me say that I'm not going to say a bad word against this film. However, the problem is that I'm not going to say a good one either.

There's very little to say about 'Contraband' because I feel that I've seen it all before. Retired criminal (Mark Wahlberg) gets called out of retirement for 'one last job' to save his loser brother in law from a gang of nasties. There's a doublecross in there somewhere, but you'll probably see it coming a mile off. Despite, the decent enough cast, there's nothing here that a hardened cinema-goer hasn't seen a hundred times before.

You can 'watch' this film while you're moving around the house, generally doing other things and you won't miss anything important.

If you're a die-hard fan of Mark Wahlberg or his on-screen wife, Kate Beckinsale, then you might see it as more than just average, but I would say rent or watch it on TV before you decide to pay to watch it. Just in case.

Not bad, but lengthy run-up
The first 30 minutes (= prior to real action) are rather ordinary and most events on the ship heading for Panama are not thrilling either. Luckily, in Panama, all the rock'n'roll begins: chases, betrayals, bursts and other elements necessary for a good action movie. All cast is above average for a movie of that kind - Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Foster, Lukas Haas...

Tensions come and go, but do not persist; in other words, the director is no Guy Ritchie (an Icelander Baltasar Kormákur who himself starred in 2008 Icelandic film Reykjavík-Rotterdam, which is the forerunner of Contraband). But in general, the movie is okay, becoming better and better as the plot develops: the ending scenes were versatile and with twists.
Wahlberg Gets Contraband For Ribisi
Beckinsale, Ribisi, Foster and Wahlberg in one movie! I wasn't going to miss that and the title also added further interest. 'Contraband' starts off a bit like a cliché (bearing strong resemblance to one of my favourite action flicks 'Gone in 60 Seconds'). But once the story moves passed that and focuses on John and his attempt to rescue his family who, in the meantime, are being terrorized by gangster Briggs. The writing is good.

Even though the plot is far-fetched at times, the characters are properly fleshed out and the dialogues are interesting. The slightly washed out colours give it a gritty look (even though this technique is becoming more frequent in action films coming out these days). Sound effects are good and the score is adequate and the editing is superb. 'Contraband' moves at a steady pace and the level of energy is very well-maintained.

Baltasar Kormákur has earned a name in world cinema and it's good to see him branch out geographically. He does a smooth enough job here.

The cast is superb. Mark Wahlberg is more than the action hero. He's also the concerned father and husband who really doesn't want to go back to the world he left behind. Giovanni Ribisi is excellent as the badass gangster. Her performs naturally. Ben Foster plays his part with equal conviction and strong restraint. At first I thought Kate Beckinsale wasn't given much more to do than play the concerned wife but in the latter reel she too manages to push past it. J.K. Simmons and Diego Luna provide some dark comic relief.

The ending of 'Contraband' is a typically Hollywood one but that doesn't stop the film from being entertaining overall.
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