Contraband Reviews

  • Contraband
    • Genre : Adventure, Action
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : R
    • Duration : 109 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Universal Pictures
    • Official Site :
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Movie Reviews

  • while often grungy and far-fetched, does keep you watching
    Review rate : B by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly ]
  • we know we're watching trash
    2.5 of 4 by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe ]
  • watching "Contraband," you feel like a cascade of bad decisions were made all along the line
    by Andrew O'Hehir [ ]
  • the suspense is minimal, and the one seemingly unexpected plot development
    2 of 5 by Josh Bell [Las Vegas Weekly ]
  • the low-level strengths of the picture
    Review rate : D+ by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune ]
  • the images' grubby honesty not only keep the film's temperature on the low side, but also make the overt manipulations of the story appear
    by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter ]
  • the formulaic story and far-fetched moments are offset by visual flourishes amid a jittery handheld camera style
    Review rate : D by Claudia Puig [USA Today ]
  • the film is a little below mediocre but par for the course at this time of the year
    Review rate : D by James Berardinelli [ReelViews ]
  • the absurdity of the story in the largely thrill-free thriller "Contraband," its hairpin twists and outrageous coincidences
    Review rate : C by Manohla Dargis [New York Times ]
  • the abiding tone of Kormakur's film is nervous, prickly agitation, regardless of whether the content calls for it
    by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice ]
  • just eat your popcorn and don't ask questions and Contraband will help pass a chilly winter night
    2 of 4 by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star ]
  • has a diverting kick once its plot finally ambles into motion
    by Scott Tobias [NPR ]
  • flounder on the mechanics of their story's dangerously elaborate scheme
    1 of 4 by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine ]
  • fans of thuggish showboating will get more than their fill from the ensemble here
    by Justin Chang [Variety ]
  • demonstrates the tension between a European artsy feature and a Hollywood trashy and exploitational programmer
    Review rate : C+ by Emanuel Levy [EmanuelLevy.Com ]
  • Reviewed by Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal ]

Reader's Reviews

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