Contraband Blu-ray Review

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The majority of this review is ported over from my earlier coverage of the identical US release here.

There’s nothing wrong with Contraband, per se – it’s not a bad film. Fairly taut and tightly-plotted, packed with tense, suspenseful sequences, and peppered with a few nice action beats, it often feels like a grittier, meaner big brother to 2003’s Italian Job remake, in no small part because here we once again find loveable everyman rogue hero Mark Wahlberg leading a team of mismatched miscreants on an impossible heist job, with a view to out-manoeuvring a dastardly villain. Ditch the minis, change the setting; up the violence and swear-quota to push this into definitive adult territory, et voila!

The trouble is that after Wahlberg’s scene-stealing, Oscar-nominated turn in The Departed and his Golden...


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billwillclark

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It was your typical Mark Wahlberg movie. If you are a fan of Mark Wahlberg, knock yourself out. If not, not recommended.
 

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