A few years ago, every time I tried to buy Lucio Fulci’s Contraband, Amazon sellers would send me this movie, which means that I own so many copies of it.
Instead of that gory crime film, this is a remake of Reykjavík-Rotterdam, directed by that film’s star Baltasar Kormákur and written by Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners). It stars Mark Wahlberg as former smuggler Chris Farraday, who gets mixed up in a smuggling crime thanks to his wife Kate’s (Kate Beckinsale) brother Andy (Caleb Landry Jones). This soon spirals into counterfeiting, stealing a Jackson Pollack painting, cocaine and death all around them.
This is one of those movies that proves that crime does pay. It has so much plot and so much happening that by the end of it, you are kind of exhausted by all of it, but then wake up later and wonder why. All of the reviews for it keep saying, “Well, it was a movie made to be released in January,” which gives it an open contract to not be good.
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