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I don’t know who is doing the PR stuff for “Contraband”, but dear God, each and every new poster for this movie is worst than the last one. Hell, it’s almost like they’re purposefully trying to make the film look as cheap as possible so you won’t go see it. Then again, the low-rent nature of these posters may be because the movie is scheduled to open in January, the dumping ground for films that the studios have no faith in. Rarely does a film come along that opens in January and survives unscathed. In any case, get an eyeful of another awful poster for “Contraband”. Trust me, no one’s gonna be trying to smuggle this sucker anywhere.
Chris Farraday long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy, botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs, Chris is forced back into doing what he does best — running contraband — to settle Andy’s debt. Chris is a legendary smuggler and quickly assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian, to head to Panama and return with millions in counterfeit bills. Things quickly fall apart and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his rusty skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men before his wife, Kate, and sons become their target.
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi, J.K. Simmons, Lukas Haas, Caleb Landry Jones, Diego Luna and directed by Baltasar Kormákur.
Smuggling into theaters January 13, 2012.
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Here are two previous we-don’t-care-enough posters for “Contraband”: