Contraband (15)

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If a heist sounds too good to be true, then invariably it is, as Mark Wahlberg finds out in the film Contraband.

Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) and best friend Sebastian Abney (Ben Foster) were “the Lennon and McCartney of smuggling” but both men have gone straight.

Chris now works on the right side of the law, installing security alarms to provide a steady income for his wife Kate (Kate Beckinsale) and children.

Trouble looms large when Kate’s baby brother Andy (Caleb Landry Jones) runs drugs for gun-toting mad man Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi) and dumps the narcotics when US customs unexpectedly storms the cargo ship.

Chris reluctantly agrees to smuggle millions of dollars of fake bills from Panama to pay off Andy’s debt with the help of old pals Danny Raymer (Lukas Haas) and Igor (Olafur Darri Olafsson) aboard a ship commandeered by Captain Camp (JK Simmons). Once the boat docks, Chris has a small window of opportunity to collect the bills.

However, he must locate maniacal crime lord Gonzalo (Diego Luna), whose heavily guarded warehouse is in the heart of the grid-locked city.

Contraband is showing at the Odeon Kettering today at 3.15pm, 6pm and 8.45pm.