Contraband parents guide

Contraband Parent Guide

Release date January 13, 2012

Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) is temped to return to his former life of crime as a smuggler when he is offered a more lucrative opportunity than his present salary as a security guard.

Why is Contraband rated R? The MPA rated Contraband R for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use.

Run Time: 110 minutes

Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Contraband rated R? Contraband is rated R by the MPAA for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent explicit violence.

- Depictions of fighting, beating and shooting.

- Frequent hand-to-hand and weapons violence, with some blood and detail shown.

- Disturbing scenes.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner, with detail and blood.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references.

- Embracing and kissing.


- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang.

- Infrequent use of profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions.

- Slurs

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Detailed scene depicting illegal drug use.

- Substance abuse.

- Tobacco use.

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News About "Contraband"

Cast and Crew

Contraband is directed by Baltasar Kormákur and stars Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Kate Beckinsale.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Contraband movie is April 24, 2012. Here are some details…

Contraband releases to home video on April 24, 2012.

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