POSTERS

Preview: Contraband (2012)

Synopsis:

A former robbery expert gets dragged back in after going straight to protect his family after his young son takes a job he wasn't supposed to take.

  • Poster: C-

Review:

When you're mind is conjuring up questions about how bulky carrying the money would be and how much you would probably rip up the top-most $100 bill of each stack then the poster simply goes from being an advertising tool to a somewhat laughable excursion.

  • Trailer: C-

Review:

Every element in this trailer, stolen directly from better trailers, suggests a film that also borrows liberally from every other heist film/film about protecting one's family from one's past ever made. Conventional storytelling isn't a powerful selling point.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Release Date:

  • January 13, 2012