“Triple 9”- Review:

A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of and officer in order to pull of their biggest heist across town.

This cast is amazing. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Normon Reedus, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, and Gal Gadot. Come on. It’s not fair to have such talent at your disposal. John Hilcoat directs and he brought us Lawless which I thoroughly enjoyed. Let’s see what he does with this cast.

Hilcoat blew me away. He is the star of Triple 9. The action is directed in such a grim manner. I feel like I shouldn’t be seeing what’s going on, like I’m a criminal for watching these guys pull of heists. That’s a testament to the performance Hilcoat got out of his cast. Everyone in the cast came to play, all believable in their roles. What do you expect from a group like this? Greatness, and they certainly were.

The story is enthralling. With many twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat. If the twists don’t, than the action will. It’s violent and it’s real. If the action doesn’t then the performances certainly will have you engaged from beginning to end. It’s The Town, meets The Departed.

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