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Friday, February 10, 2012


Mark Wahlberg convincingly plays a former smuggler who is pulled back into his life of crime when the brother of his wife (Kate Beckinsale) gets caught up in a botched drug deal.

Not surprisingly, this “one last deal” doesn’t go as expected, which sets up a fasted-paced thriller. Although the plot quickly reaches preposterous levels, this is a solid, B-movie fun. I was entertained until an absurd ending that seemed to go against everything before it.

Simply put: Contraband delivers the goods in a slow movie month

Award potential: No way. This is just a (good) B-movie.

The ten buck review: Worth ten bucks.

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