Triple 9 (2016)


Triple-9“Out here, there is no good and there is no bad. To survive out here, you’ve got to out monster the monster. Can you do that?” – Jeffrey Allen

Number of Times Seen – 1 (1 May 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A group of bad cops working together with criminals try to plan the perfect heist.

My Take on it – This is another film that I’ve been wanting to see for quite some time and was disappointed by the end result.

The cast here makes it seem as if it will be amazing and the general plot is actually intriguing.

Unfortunately, the cast led by Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson and Chiwetel Ejiofor just don’t have meaty enough parts which is a shame.

Gal Gadot, Anthony Mackie, Norman Reedus, Aaron Paul, Clifton Collins, Teresa Palmer and Kate Winslet also all feel wasted because their parts and characters are all misused in this mess of a script.

It quite often feels like they are trying to be more clever and intellectual with the stort, but ultimately keep falling short in the end which makes it all feel parsed and disjointed.

It’s really too bad more couldn’t have been extracted from this great idea and amazing cast.

Bottom Line – Amazing cast that is wasted by a very convoluted plot. Tries too hard to be intellectual and clever, but in the end comes off too disjointed and parsed. The general idea is actually interesting but is lost by the rest of this mess.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The Red Band trailer was 2 minutes, 19 seconds which was the original date the film was going to be released, February 19th. However the film release date was pushed to February 26th. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy

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12 thoughts on “Triple 9 (2016)

  1. I fancied seeing this, but from what I’d seen written about it (that it tried to be a bit too clever) I’m glad I didn’t pay for cinema tickets for it – I’ve not time for any of that! That being said, I’ll be first in line when it comes on TV.

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  2. Totally agree with this review, I really was hyped to see it and in the end I nodded off twice and checked my phone because the film had lost my engagement. There were some interesting ideas, but the story was so messy and boring and the poor cast was wasted as well. A darn shame for sure.

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