Chris Faraday once smuggled illegal items or contraband into the country on freighters. He left that life behind, got married has a family and went legit. But when his brother-in-law got involved with Briggs, a drug dealer and when he blew a deal, Briggs demands restitution which he can't deliver. So Chris offers to find a way to pay him but the he threatens Chris' family if he doesn't deliver. So he gets on a freighter destined for Panama and he sets out to bring back some counterfeit currency. Briggs "goes to see" Chris' family. When Chris learns of this he asks his friend Sebastian to take care of them which he does. He tells Chris that it would be better to bring drugs instead of the cash.
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This is one of those movies where there is no real "good guy". I guess Mark Whalberg's character would be considered that in this one eventhough he is an illegal smuggler. Some action scenes but not enough to keep you really interested. The ending is bad considering that most everyone should have been either killed or in prison. Overall not a movie that I could suggest seeing but some people may like it. 4/10
One of the best Whalberg films to date. Mostly what you'd expect from the trailers but the film really goes more into the actual business of smuggling in a clever way that keeps your attention. Whalberg's character goes from bad situation to worse which helps keep the intensity of the film going and the pacing nice and fast.