Baltasar Kormákur

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MOVIE REVIEW: Contraband

Film: Contraband
Starring: Mark Wahlberg
Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur

January is typically a time for studios to dump movies they either have little faith in or simply do not know how to sell. Not gritty enough to win over young crowds, but not quite clean enough to challenge the likes of Mission Impossible, Contraband is the perfect example of this type of film. It is an American take on a foreign film it’s safe to say 99% of the population has never heard of, but filled with enough cliches that the characters feel familiar. Is it enough to risk …