Contraband

2012

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

188
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 51%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 57%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 119956

Synopsis


Uploaded By: OTTO
April 11, 2012 at 06:19 PM

Cast

Kate Beckinsale as Kate Farraday
Lance E. Nichols as CBP Agent
Rose Bianco as Superintendent
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701.82 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 49 min
P/S 1 / 3
1.50 GB
1920*1080
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 49 min
P/S 3 / 6

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by nathan-276 6 / 10

Contraband- 5 category review

Directing 6/10- Some unique and intriguing shots, but nothing too rememberable Acting 8.5/10- The acting is the category that without a doubt, stole the show. Solid efforts from the entire cast but the film really benefited from tremendous performances from Ribisi and Landry Jones. Screenplay 4/10- The screenplay is fun no doubt and benefits from decent pacing and a few intense action sequences but the film lacks originality, stealing concepts and at times, lines. Visual effects 5/10- The visual effects were average. I can't completely fault a film for not using unnecessary visuals. Sound effects/Music 5/10- The sound effects were fine, nothing misplaced there. The music was again just OK, sometimes the music was great and mixed well with the action going on but in some the haunting/emotional scenes the music didn't make the scene 'better', which is what it should do. Overall, the film is just another forgettable action film. The film has decent enough story (though cliché), with great acting and some fun action sequences that make the film at least worth a viewing.

Reviewed by dcobbimdb 1 / 10

totally predicted and targeted to the wrong crowd

I don't know where to begin with this. I love action flicks, dramas, suspense and anything that involves heists, drug stuff or any of that kind of gist as a movie fan I just love, so this was right up my ally all the way. More so the main actor I've grown to like, so I thought this was a slam dunk, shockingly so not true...

Honestly I though the plot while fairly straight forward was telegraphed a mile away and only the mentally challenged doused with a a six pack, a dose of meth-amphetamines and a broken weegie board could get confused about. At about a 1/3 of the way into it you start to ask yourself is anybody not double crossing this guy and is this not blatantly clear?

Far as some redeeming qualities At some points it makes a stab at being something noteworthy but more or less it's you following the ball along an easily laid out path which unfortunately makes it rather boring.

Final thoughts... I'm blown away, here is a movie which ranks decent far as every type of movie I should aught to like, so I should have liked it in almost every sense... In the end I guess me being a father with young kids of my own or what I don't know but I'm calling BS on this whole damn gig... I really hope someone with some brains reads this and hears it. We "guys" who dig on action flicks do so because it takes us away from reality, not into it. Those of us who may know a glimpse of that life with families and kids wouldn't even dare take a step back into that world let alone for some POS brother in law who dug his own grave. End of game...

Bad and telegraphed story, less than memorable performances by all actors even the main character, and a lukewarm story which left me rooting for the snobby ship captain because I'd simply seen him in something else and remember liking either him or his character but not enough to remember what it was aught to tell you all you need to know...

Reviewed by paul2001sw-1 5 / 10

Well paced, but few other virtues

'Contraband' features all the cliches of the genric crime thriller: the nice-guy retired smugler, forced to do one last job for the good of his family; some psychotic villains; a fast-paced plot laced with double-crossing; and various dramatic but not particularly coherent action scenes. It's as shallow as hell, not nearly as cool as it thinks it is, but still quite entertaining in a dumb sort of way. The finale on the building site, however, is frankly preposterous, and there's little in the way of emotional pay-off at the end.

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