Based on a great Icelandic movie Reykjavik-Rotterdam, a different way to see the importance of family. What happens whens a simple family life gets involved into a complicated world of gangsters, drugs and smuggling.

Mark Wahlberg leads the cast of Contraband, a white-knuckle action-thriller about a man trying to stay out of a world he worked hard to leave behind and the family he’ll do anything to protect. Set in New Orleans, the film explores the cutthroat underground world of international smuggling—full of desperate criminals and corrupt officials, high-stakes and big payoffs—where loyalty rarely exists and death is one wrong turn away. 

Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) 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 (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. 

Contraband distributed and released by United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corporation.

Deliberation time kids! 
Show summary in 3 lines: Imported Family Action
Technical Effects: 3 out of 5 stars (Action scenes are fair but you will notice a unique cinematography )

Plot: 4 out of 5 stars (Though I thought it would be boring at first, but the story became great later)
Popcornmeter: (the rating if this movie would make you hungrier while watching) 2 out of 5 (Cocaine takes away your appetite)
Acting and Actors: 4 out of 5 stars (with a great twist with characters, I was fooled and in a good way)
DVD worthiness: 4 out of 5 stars (hope it includes Reykjavik-Rotterdam)
Sequel worthiness:
Music and Soundtracks:  3 out for 5 stars (For an action film it was not heavy with rock and hiphop songs, makes it unique but others might see this too different)
Overall: Rating 3 out of 5 stars (A different 'Family' Movie but does leave viewers something to think about)

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