Contraband was another film that was good. It wasn’t a great piece of cinema and tends to fall into the “drama” side of an action film but it was enjoyable. If I had to set it up, I would say that the film felt a little bit like a cross between The Italian Job and The Town.
IMDB has a very succinct summary of the film:
To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.
The real star of the film isn’t Mark Walhberg, but Giovanni Ribisi. He plays the “villain” role perfectly and is terrifying. He walks and talks exactly like a criminal and lives it up whenever he’s on screen. His performance is enough to watch the entire film. The rest is all filler in between terrifying scenes of Ribisi.
There are some great intensity films, but it comes across like a by-the-books heist film, which I always enjoy as it is. I would strongly recommend Contraband for anyone looking for a decent combined actor/drama film with interesting beats.