🎦 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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Been there done that!
"Contraband" is an action movie slash heist thriller that turned out to be a decent movie, not a great one but decent nonetheless. The movie is made so by Mark Whalberg and Ben Foster who play great together on screen and feed-off of each other both as friends and ultimately rivals..

One of the great weaknesses of the movie is its visual style and production value. It borrows quite heavily from directors such as Paul Greengrass, and Michael Mann in particular. Substitute New Orleans with Miami and this could have been Michael Mann's quiet but brilliant and thoroughly underrated movie "Miami Vice" with Collin Farell and Jamie Foxx. "Contraband" does so much borrowing that it borders on plagiarism...if there is such a thing for movies...there were some scenes where I really thought I WAS watching "Miami Vice"...

"Contraband" is one of those movies that have started cropping up at the beginning of January ever since "Taken" proved such a great success at the box office. Now studios populate January with all kinds of action flicks, hopping to duplicate that same success, unfortunately for them, they seem to forget the cardinal rule...regardless of the intent...they must be good movies, which is exactly what "Taken" was! "Contraband" tries hard, and while it is not an epic fail, it only succeeds minimally. If not for Mark Whalberg and Ben Foster, this would be yet another forgettable bore fest...
A forgettable caper unworthy of the talent representing it.
Generic, redundant, predictable and convoluted are the first thoughts that come to my mind after watching Mark Wahlberg's Contraband, but boring is not. Which means however bad or hole-ridden the script and screenplay were, the director managed to deliver a racy entertainer that doesn't let those earlier thoughts come up while watching it.

Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) is an ex-con/smuggler turned legit after he started a family with Kate (Kate Beckinsale). Kate's brother Andy (Caleb Landry Jones) gets in the bad books of a local gang after a deal goes wrong. After Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi) the current boss of the local gang puts pressure on Andy to come up with the money, Chris has to go back to his old ways for the sake of the family to do one last job.

Mark Wahlberg and Ben Foster goes over their roles robotically while Giovanni Ribisi just changed his appearance a bit while rolling away his trademark accent and voice diction. Only Kate Beckinsale looked like the only one in the movie who had a little motivation to perform though the scope was for just a couple of minutes. On the direction front, the look and feel of the movie is slick with minimal but contemporary background score. Though the events unfold in blinding speed, they do not look rushed until it reaches a later part in the movie. Most of the subplots felt contrived and a bit too many considering its linear narrative. Though the screenplay relies on what-happens-next format, it hardly generates enough suspense or ends up building up pressure points on highly predictable or non-surprising revelations.

A forgettable caper unworthy of the talent representing it.
There is something rather derivative about Contraband. Then again Giovanni Ribisi who plays a drug kingpin who somehow lives in a housing project threatens the life of Mark Wahlberg's brother in law for a drug smuggling operation gone wrong and it falls to Wahlberg to put things right you recall Gone in 60 seconds when it was Ribisi who was the unfortunate brother who had to be rescued by Nicolas Cage who had to steal customised cars in order to placate the gangsters.

Mark Wahlberg and his crew are former ace smugglers now going straight. He has a wife (Kate Beckinsale) and 2 kids. However because his brother in law dumped drugs on the side of a ship, he is forced to go to Panama with some of his crew to make amends.

For some reason his best friend (Ben Foster) stays behind but he is not left to protect Wahlberg's family who surely are in the mercy of Ribisi, especially as Wahlberg earlier attacked him and pulled a gun on him.

In fact things would had been more simpler but also shorter if Wahlberg had just shot Ribisi there and then.

What we have is a convoluted and confusing smuggling story where they plan to smuggle fake bills. However the brother in law steals the fake bills and buys cocaine as Ribisi keeps on threatening. Not sure how he knew his way around the Panama underworld, worse still by stealing the money he left the rest of the gang in the mercy of a gangland war lord. Lucky for them the warlord needed several people for a heist involving a Jackson Pollock and Wahlberg comes in handy.

Still Ribisi always seem to be in the know and Wahlberg cannot really put his finger on it even though he is constantly keeping Foster in the loop.

This really is one dumb action film. Its like a bad Tony Scott action film. You have scenes where Beckinsale who is being terrorised by Ribisi and she leaves her kids alone. She gets attack again, goes to stay with another friend and then goes to Foster's house to get some things. Why?

There is not an ounce of originality in this film. Its badly shot, boringly directed and only J K Simmons as the ship's Captain makes the most of his brief role.
Implausible story.
If you like movies where every principal character is a bad guy, then this movie will definitely be for you. Plausibility is thrown to the wind as the creators of this movie have a field day showing what happens when bad guys are in conflict with even badder guys. The problem with the story is that the "good" guy is really a bad guy who is trying to pass himself off as a good guy, which is so phony that even the other characters in the story don't believe it, and if they don't believe it, then don't expect the audience to believe it either. Mark Wahlberg is a wonderful actor and he proves it again in this movie. But he can't overcome his character's incomprehensible behavior. It's one thing for one brother to want to help out another brother - that is altruistic. However, it's something else entirely when the same brother does exactly the same thing that got the other brother into trouble. Nevertheless, there is some good acting and Kate Beckinsdale is as usual beautiful and probably played the most believable role.
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.
Ended up liking it much more than I thought at first...
It started out a bit too reminiscent of "Gone in 60 Seconds" for me and I thought I would lose interest. I didn't. It ended up much more exciting than expected and I really enjoyed all the action - even as a female that likes action movies for the most part, but gets bored with the "same old crap".

Giovanni Ribisi is hard to believe at first as "THE tough guy/Bad Ass", but fits the role perfectly as twists come to light. Perhaps his place as a protagonist where there is a young guy in deep trouble that needs rescuing from his brother (in-law, in this case) is what put me so in mind of "Gone in 60 Seconds" at the beginning of this movie.

Lots of twists... some expected, but I'm one of those people that figures it all out pretty easily (and ticks off those watching with me - if I say it out loud), but a couple that were unexpected, too.

Watch - Enjoy - it's worth it!
Mark Wahlberg as smuggler by container ship
"Contraband" (2012) has a decent action story with good twists. Its setting is interesting, involving a container ship and smuggling from Panama. These are what keep the movie afloat, along with Wahlberg's strong and confident screen persona, supported well here by a capable cast.

However, the movie has some large defects. The camera work shakes excessively almost constantly. Combine this with dark lighting and overly quick film editing and the result is a jumble in way too many scenes. This is the equivalent of amateurs throwing paint on canvas and declaring it as art. In addition, the dialog is pedestrian.

Compared with other contemporary Hollywood action fare, this movie is at best average or below average. It's simply passing light entertainment.
This is good movie, but could of done more
The movie contraband is made out to be more on the trailers, the constant shooting and action scenes seen in the trailer make you see the movie as a awesome action for the year,but in retrospect are not retrospect it isn't as much as it seems. great movie don't get me wrong but they could have done a bit more and made some of the scenes more complex and slow down the movie a bit more. A few Really good scenes, with action conflict and the need to do what needs to be done also a few scenes with very bad language, but pass and make u laugh. i do believe that this is a Defiantly see this movie, I believe when u see this is will be allot to discuss and analysis. i recommend if u are going to watch it to go and see it in Vmax- vmax is like a normal cinema but it has bigger seats, better sound, and a bigger screen, of course more expensive but worth the cost.
Contraband (2012) - Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch Reunion!
"Contraband" is your ordinary January action thriller, a smuggling heist motion picture, besides being totally unimpressive. The film stars Mark Wahlberg as an ex-smuggler who used to be the king of smuggling, but now he wants to rest with his wife and kids. Until his wife's brother screws up at a job, so now he has to do one more contraband run to give money to a drug lord. So, if you're a heist film fan, you can probably tell that "Contraband" is completely unoriginal, since having the same idea as the film, "Gone in 60 Seconds". "Contraband" is not really a perfect movie, since the storyline is so unoriginal, and it's a recycled plot that's been used plenty of times before. But that doesn't make this a bad movie. Although having a formulaic storyline, "Contraband" still has some of it's positive pros. Mark Wahlberg delivers a likable performance, still delivering a macho-man attitude. The rest of the cast includes Kate Beckinsale as Wahlberg's wife, Ben Foster as his best friend, and Giovanni Ribisi in a terrific performance as the ruthless drug lord. Although they deliver such well-acted performances, their characters aren't really that memorable. I also thought that the cinematography by Barry Ackroyd was really well-handled, since he was known for delivering clever cinematography in "The Hurt Locker". But here's what didn't work in "Contraband". Most scenes in the movie, especially all those cool action scenes, aren't really that interesting, and it's quite easy to forget. Besides, there are also some moments that make this movie so confusing. Some scenes that explain a major conflict, those scenes are poorly explained, and they contain no back-story whatsoever. To be honest, I'm not really a heist film fan. I just feel that those aren't my type of thrillers. But I have to give this movie credit for being well shot and well acted. But, the entire 110-minute run time is filled with confusing twists, forgettable heists, and unoriginality. Not that it's a bad movie, or anything like that! Even though this movie had it's average moments, this is still worth anyone's time. If you're into this sort of thing! "Contraband", in my review, "lack of originality, forgettable moments".
Nothing new about the story of the movie. Actually I was expected more from Mark Wahlberg.. I couldn't even call this movie action movie, we didn't see so much action in the movie... in my opinion and that is only my opinion because maybe someone else like the movie but I didn't enjoy it and I think it is only deserve 5 out 10..

The movie is about one hour and 48 minutes and for one hour I found the movie is very boring and nothing happen. And the only funny thing in the movie is the last scene in the movie.. there is no logic at all in this scene.. When mark Wahlberg call this guy I couldn't remember his name to tell him that he know the truth and he will be behind him if something happen to his family and then he insist to kill her and Chris came in the last second and stop the cement machine and save her and take her to the hospital after we thought that she was died ... what is that ???

again that is my opinion. if you ask for my advise choose another movie or go and watch it and judge by yourself... Thanks
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