|Rating: 6.5/10 (97,120 votes)
Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Writer: Aaron Guzikowski (screenplay), Arnaldur Indriðason (film "Reykjavik-Rotterdam"), Óskar Jónasson (film "Reykjavik-Rotterdam")
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi
Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 13 Jan 2012
|Plot: To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.|
Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) is an ex-smuggler who now has a peaceful life with his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and their two sons in New Orleans. They learn that Kate’s brother Andy (Caleb Landry Jones) was smuggling drugs, but dropped them into the Mississippi River during a surprise inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Andy’s boss, ruthless mobster Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi), threatens to kill Chris’ family if Andy doesn’t pay him $700,000. Chris decides to raise the money by running contraband, working with his best bud and former smuggling partner, Sebastian Abney (Ben Foster), who has also gone legitimate and now owns a construction company. He promises Kate that he will not run drugs, joining the crew of a cargo ship in order to buy $10,000,000 in fake bills in Panama and smuggle them into the U.S. He is joined by Andy, good friend Danny Raymer (Lukas Haas), and gets help from crew mates. When Briggs breaks into Chris’ house to scare his wife and kids, Kate moves into Sebastian’s house for safety.