Nothing Adds Up in Lackluster Contraband
- Friday, January 13, 2012
- Drugs/Alcohol: Alcohol flows freely throughout. Sebastian (Ben Foster) is shown doing a line of cocaine. A character relapses back into alcoholism. Drugs also figure prominently into the storyline.
- Language/Profanity: A very steady stream of expletives throughout—the “f” word is the most commonly used. God and Jesus’s names are also taken in vain on multiple occasions, plus sh--, da--, he--, bitc-, as-hole, as-.
- Sex/Nudity: Kissing. A very rude verbal jab involving female genitalia. Sebastian tries to make a move on Chris’s wife but doesn’t get very far.
Violence: Several action scenes involving some serious machine gun shootouts. Several innocent police officers are killed throughout. Cars (with people inside) are purposely run into in rather dramatic fashion by other vehicles (major injuries result). Chris gets into several fights, mostly with the lowlife Briggs. Kate and her kids are threatened in a couple of different scenes, but she’s not afraid to throw a punch. Kate suffers a head injury so dramatic that Sebastian assumes she’s dead. She’s eventually wrapped in a plastic bag and thrown in a ditch that’s soon to be covered with concrete.
Christa Banister is a full-time freelancer writer, specializing in music, movies and books-related reviews and interviews and is the author of two novels, Around the World in 80 Dates and Blessed Are the Meddlers. Based in Dallas, Texas, she also weighs in on various aspects of pop culture on her personal blog. For more information, including her upcoming book signings and sample chapters of her novels, check out her Website.
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