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This review is from: Contraband [DVD] (DVD)
Mark Wahlberg excels in this smuggling adventure. It's fast moving, beautifully shot and features excellent performances (I particularly liked J.K. Simmons as Captain Camp).
Mark Wahlberg's character Chris Farraday, is a former smuggler turned legit regular guy who is suddenly back in business in order to keep his family safe after his young brother-in-law falls foul of a local drug lord. Of course, his well-devised plans come a bit of a cropper as all sorts of complications set in.
The pace of the movie is relentless and there are exotic action scenes in Panama and as usual New Orleans provides the perfect backdrop for movies of this genre.
Far too many lucky coincidences occur overall, but it's a very enjoyable caper at the end of the day.