Metacritic Movie Ratings
Contraband Reviews

3.0

51

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Contraband, while often grungy and far-fetched, does keep you watching. And in January, that's recommendation enough.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    It's a genre film, not great art, though there's a good joke about art - a pricey piece of action painting, appropriately enough - but it's a thoroughly satisfying entertainment, and, in this season of lowered expectations, a nice surprise.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    The lead role of a working class former smuggler who dirties his hands again to save his family fits Mark Wahlberg like a glove.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Contraband has a few moments of tension, but it adheres to a predictable heist formula hardly worth trafficking in.

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