We went to see this yesterday and somewhat surprised to see so many people in the theater.
We just wanted to see a movie, and this one looked like a nice way to spend some time while sharing a tub of popcorn and slurping on that huge Diet Coke (hey, Diet Coke tastes better than regular, so leave me alone…)
It wasn’t a horrible film, and actually kind of liked it for what it was!
It was more of a caper film than just run around and shoot-em-up, as I had assumed when going into the theater. Wahlberg plays an ex-smuggler who has some excellent skills when it comes to smuggling items into the US - not so much drugs, but other stuff.
He is forced back into the business to help out his idiot brother-in-law and has to make a score to pay off the bad guys.
What does he smuggle?
How does he get it into the US?
What else does he do?
If you like the TV show “Leverage”, or the old version of Mission Impossible on TV, then you will probably like the set up and pay off in this film.
Again, I think it is safe to say there will be no Oscar nominations for this film, but if you just want a smarter-than-average action film with some sly sleight of hand, you will probably like this. No need to rush off to the theater to see it, but worth checking out on cable or DVD later.
Oh, and quite a few small nitpicks here and there, but I will wait until others see it before going there.