Movie : Contraband
Sponsor : @Churp2
Date : 11th January 2012 (Premiere Screening)
Malaysia Screening : 12th January 2012
Venue : Cathay Cineplex, e@curve
Genre : Action/Crime/Drama
Rating : 3.5/5
Source : Churp2
Mark Wahlberg leads the cast of Contraband, a fast-paced thriller about a man trying to stay out of a world he worked so 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” hits the big screen in Malaysia 15th January, 2011.
I would say this movie is a must watch movie especially for those who watched before Leverage or Gone in 60 Second. Now, it's time to review it in my own style
It all started at a wedding ceremony where the main actor, once a great brain con man working with his partner explaining on how they sell a ferrari car key while con the buyer.
N the story then changed to his wife brother, in a ship where suddenly the Custom Boarder Patrol come in fast to check on a ship after receiving tips off that a drug is being smuggled. N to avoid being caught, Andy and his partner in crime, decided to dump the drug into the water.
They were not caught but decided to met up with the supplier they were supposed to delivered it to. But things don't turn out very well with Tim Briggs and they finally end up in a hospital. Andy sister got the called and rushed to the Hospital just to find up that Andy has meddled up in a mess by joining in the smuggling trade.
To save Andy ass from the death toll of not paying the debt he own, his brother in law decided to meet up with Briggs to discuss on the conditions from involving his family in the deadlock.
Chris Faraday, decided to pay up the bill in a month through a brilliant brain plans by smuggling fake money using his father old ship to Panama to get the money. Faraday and his partner start to assemble their crew on the ship with the help of his friend, Sebastian, to head to Panama and return with million counterfeits.
But things does not turn out well for Faraday and his family. Briggs decided to target his family and to retaliate, Faraday head on to Tim Briggs to give him a warning before he boarded on the ship to started his plan.
A team made up of 5 ship crew member including Faraday himself. With the help of a contact from Panama to get the counterfeit money, they started to initiate the plan. Stealing the plan of the ship from the captain n crew deck while doing some vacuing stuff, to cutting a hold as larger more than 6 feet tall. And they almost get caught by the captain at the moment Faraday show the safe place to keep all the money to his crime crews.
As they about to reach Panama, the plan begin, with stalling the time, losing out some of the fuel n oil for the ship that almost make the ship crashed to the port. And not all plan is successful, as their contact in Panama cheated him and the crew on the money after he being suspicious with the quality and try to test it with iodin and it fail. They then decided to meet up with Gonzalo, once a comrade of Jesus who died killed by himself.
But again, things don't turn out very well. Briggs decided to mess up with Kate (Chris Faraday wife) and take a picture of her son playing football. Briggs send the picture to Andy and threat him to take the money to buy the drugs from Ruben, a former contact by Sebastian in Panama.
But with a brilliant idea without money, Chris Faraday decided to help Gonzalo to steal something from a truck. And again, things don't turn out on their side, the van crash upside down hit by the safety truck, police come swarming up including the Swat team in Panama, and to make thing worse, their ID actually being held by Gonzalo to help him steal the prize.
But with a brain like Leverage, Chris Faraday finally able to go on with his plan. So what happen after that?? who is the real mastermind behind this all?? What happen to Chris Faraday wife after being knocked down by Sebastian while trying to run from him?? What happen to Chris Faraday after that?? Did he success with the plan??
All of it will be answered when you watched Contraband. I would say, not a bad movie to watch as a starter for 2012.