Friday, January 13, 2012

Contraband (2012)

Stars : Ben Foster, Caleb Landry Jones, Giovanni Ribisi, Kate Beckinsale, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Wahlberg
Director : Baltasar Kormakur
Genre : Thriller
Release Date : 12 Jan 2012
Runtime : 110 minutes


Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) who long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi), Chris is forced back into doing what he does best-running contraband-to settle Andy's debt. Chris is a legendary smuggler and quickly assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian Abney (Ben Foster), to head to Panama and return with millions in counterfeit bills. Things quickly fall apart and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his rusty skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men before his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and sons become their target.
~ Maxis Movies

Thanks to Churp Churp  for the invitation to this movie screening last night. I really had no idea what the movie was all about, as I didn't google nor watched the preview before. Only after the movie, I started to wonder, why they chose "CONTRABAND" as the title. 

Don't mind to learn a little bit English, do you? The word contraband, reported in English since 1529, from Medieval French contrebande "a smuggling," denotes any item which, relating to its nature, is illegal to be possessed or sold. 

So, now we know why the title of the movie is Contraband!! =) 

The movie's good, not bad at all, and the plot of the story quite interesting, so it won't make you feel bored during the 1 hour 50 minutes inside the cinema. 

Watch the movie, fully recommended!! but, don't learn to be a smuggler ya =P


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