Friday, February 17, 2012

Movie Review: Contraband

To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.

Genre: Action/Crime/Drama
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi and Kate Beckinsale

Still of Mark Wahlberg in Contraband       Still of Giovanni Ribisi in Contraband      Still of Kate Beckinsale in Contraband 
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Violence, smuggling, drug lords, comaraderie, intense drama, scary, sad. . . this movie has it all. There are scenes that will have your eyes prickling with tears, scenes that will have your jaw hitting the floor and of course scenes where you are trying to hold back from yelling at the screen. Emotionally powerful. Exceptional job in all aspects of this movie: acting, writing, directing, producing. The actors WERE their characters and they were all perfect for their parts. There was never a moment where I wasn't fully immersed in this movie. And I walked away still thinking about it. Went to bed, still thinking about it. Woke up, still thinking about it. You get the point. Is this movie for everyone? No, not even close, but it is a damn good movie!

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