Contraband

Mark Wahlberg stars as Chris Farraday in 'Contraband.'
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Mark Wahlberg stars as Chris Farraday in 'Contraband.'

Just the idea of Mark Wahlberg playing a smuggler unable to go straight sounds like a dream popcorn movie. But Contraband, based on Baltasar Kormákur's Nordic hit Reykjavik-Rotterdam, goes down in a sea of Hollywood clichés as Wahlberg ignores his good wife (Kate Beckinsale) and runs counterfeit bills out of Panama. Wahlberg could sleepwalk through this role, and does. See this movie and you'll surely follow his lead.

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