Former smuggler Chris Farraday (played by Mark Wahlberg) is forced back into action because of the stupidity of his brother-in-law Andy (played by Caleb Landry Jones).
Farraday’s wife, Kate (played by a blonde Kate Beckinsale, I did not recognize her) and kids are threatened by small time hoodlum Tim Briggs (played by the terrific Giovanni Ribisi). Briggs wants his money (that dumb ass Andy lost), and will kill if he does not get it.
Wahlberg puts together a team that travels to Panama to get counterfeit money for Briggs. While there, Andy screws up once again and everyone is placed in mortal danger.
“Contraband” is an extremely tense movie. Danger follows Wahlberg and family at every turn, and all hell breaks loose in Panama and at home. I left the theater feeling as though I had run 10 miles….tired, sweaty, worn out.
“Contraband” is rated R for a reason. The f-words fly from the beginning and death and destruction follow (but not graphic). Not for kids, but, older teens should love it. The last 15 minutes are off the charts terrific!
Drive Safe! Never Forget.