Triple 9

March 4th, 2016


Triple 9

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Release Year: 2016

Rating: 6.7/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: John Hillcoat

Stars: Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge.

Gal Gadot - Elena
Teresa Palmer - Michelle Allen
Kate Winslet - Irina Vlaslov
Norman Reedus - Russel Welch
Aaron Paul - Gabe Welch
Casey Affleck - Chris Allen
Chiwetel Ejiofor - Michael Atwood
Anthony Mackie - Marcus Belmont
Woody Harrelson - Sergeant Detective Jeffrey Allen
Clifton Collins Jr. - Jorge Rodriguez
Michael Kenneth Williams - Sweet Pea
Susanne Marie Danger - Cop Bar Party Girl
Michelle Ang - Trina Ling
Carlos Aviles - Fernando Rivera
Luis Da Silva Jr. - Pinto

Taglines: The code on the street is never black and white


Official Website: Open Road Films [United States]

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

Filming Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $28,000,000 (estimated)

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User Review


Rating: 8/10

This is my review of Triple 9 (spoiler free)

Directed by John Hillcoat

Distributor: Entertainment One.

Cast: Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Chiwetel Ejiofor Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Norman Reedus.

Plot: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan to kill an officer to pull off the biggest heist yet across the town.

Casey Affleck stars as Chris Allen the nephew of Sergeant Detective Jeffrey Allen (Harrelson) the cop behind the investigation of catching the criminals, and figuring out who the corrupt cops are. Terrell Tompkins (Ejiofor) is the leader of the corrupt cops lead by Irina Vlaslov (Winslet), Winslet's stand out performance really puts the film together kind of like in last year's Steve Jobs.

Although this dark and gritty cop thriller was almost never made by Australian director John Hillcoat (The Proposition, The Road), mainly because of production problems and loads of actors dropping out. For example Shia LeBeouf became Charlie Hunnam became Casey Affleck for Chris Allen, then Michael B. Jordan became Mackie as Marcus Atwood, Cate Blanchett replaced for Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz for Woody Harrelson.

It's courageous yet patchy in parts but still gets the story through, but not as good as Dennis Villeneuve's criminally underrated Sicario (2015) it still is a gripping and action packed adventure.

These are the reasons why I think this is a must see thriller:

Captivating set-pieces: There are several set-pieces used in the film one of them even takes the film to the next level.

Great Cast: The cast really makes this film people like Chiwetel Ejiofor known 12 Years A Slave, and last years The Martian, Anthony Mackie plays The Falcon in so many Marvel films, Finally the real performance comes from Kate Winslet and her very convincing Russian accent. They make this film a must in my opinion.

Finally with the amazing action and intense set-pieces this film is like Point Break vs Sicario and is truly a once in a life time thriller that will have you gripping your seat from start finish. Although it is not for the weak hearted.

Verdict: If you like Se7en and Animal Kingdom and very dark cop thrillers this is the film for you. 8/10 a must watch.


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