Contraband-Review

            Ex-smuggler John Bryce (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale) with children are enjoying life away from crime when Kate’s brother loses a shipment and now his life is in danger. Forced out of retirement, John and his best friend, Sebastian Abney (Ben Foster), must smuggler counterfeit bills to pay off his brother-in-law’s thug. John recruits his old smuggling friends and comes up with a fail-safe plan but when the people he trust seem to have a different agenda, his family’s lives are at risk. Will he get the money? Will anything happen to his family?

 

Review:

 

            Right from the beginning the pace of the movie was too fast that I couldn’t form a relationship with the characters. By now forming a relationship, I couldn’t develop feelings for them because they shot right to the action, which was mediocre. When the pace finally slowed down in the middle and towards the end, it started to get confusing. There was physical action going on but there was also mental action and maybe it was just me but I couldn’t get the whole concept of the deceit in the film. I do know that John has a plan, the plan fails because if of some setbacks; he forms another plan but it doesn’t get revealed until the end and that plan was confusing. I thought the characters were okay; I could care less about them, really. With that said, if I don’t care about the characters than I don’t care about the plot. It always felt like something was missing to make it fit to make sense. All in all, I love Mark and Ben as actors but I will never see this film again.

Rating: 2 stars

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