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Contraband Reviews

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Kenneth R. Morefield
Christianity Today

We are left to ponder why Andy is any less culpable or any more worth saving than anyone else.

Full Review Source: Christianity Today | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 30, 2012
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

It may not exactly be an original story, but when a little effort is put into a film like this, it can be done pretty well.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 3/4

September 17, 2012
Benjo Colautti
We Got This Covered

Contraband is a decent action film but none of the cast can do anything to elevate the material beyond what it is: a January movie from top to bottom.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 6.5/10

September 17, 2012
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline

Plays like conventional Hollywood genre entertainment even though all the actual events in movie feel like they belong in a Michael Mann joint.

Full Review Source: CraveOnline | Original Score: 3.5/10

August 22, 2012
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

With its dim lighting and handheld camerawork, the director's 'realistic' visual approach is arguably bogus, but it pays dividends as the narrative becomes increasingly grim.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 11, 2012
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

Wahlberg delivers in this sometimes tense, enjoyable, but morally muddy heist thriller.

Full Review Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 6/10

April 17, 2012
Simon Weaving
Screenwize

Mark Wahlberg plays another working class action hero in this gritty but convoluted story about double-dealing smugglers, wharfside corruption and family revenge.

Full Review Source: Screenwize | Original Score: 3/5

April 2, 2012
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Mark Wahlberg delivers the goods in Contraband, a B-movie about smuggling in boozy, corrupt New Orleans.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 3/4

March 23, 2012
Tara Brady
Irish Times

A-Team rules apply: this is a gore-free zone that, in common with ye Lethal Weapon movies of yore, yokes family values to gunplay.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 3/5

March 19, 2012

Ends up just another dumber than average caper.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 2/5

March 19, 2012
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman

Sound familiar? Of course it does, and not just because it's a remake of the 2008 film Reykjavik-Rotterdam.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 2/5

March 19, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Conventional, fairly exciting stuff, its most distinctive feature perhaps is the realistic, atmospheric photography by Ken Loach's regular collaborator, Barry Ackroyd.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

March 18, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

A typical Hollywood excuse for stringing together violent action sequences which are individually exciting enough but collectively unable to sustain any palpable tension.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 3/5

March 16, 2012

This is London

How this confused and mediocre heist-cum-action movie reached - albeit briefly - the top spot in the US box-office ratings passes all understanding.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

March 16, 2012
Alex Zane
Sun Online

Ultimately, it's not going to win any awards for originality but this is an entertaining crime thriller nonetheless.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 3/5

March 16, 2012
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror [UK]

Gritty, slick and maybe a bit too serious, Contraband may be predictable, but it is solid action entertainment.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

March 15, 2012
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

It's a thriller in which the twists become so absurd that it becomes a kind of caper, but without the humour.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

March 15, 2012
Anton Bitel
Film4

It is criminal that a director of Kormakur's talent should make the run from the gloomy authenticity of Jar City to this bland Hollywood fare.

Full Review Source: Film4

March 15, 2012
Adam Smith
Radio Times

Mark Wahlberg is back in action-man mode in this skilfully shot if slightly uneven thriller.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

March 15, 2012
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

[A] thick-cut, crusts-left-on smuggling thriller directed by the Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

March 15, 2012
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