A fine example of a movie which proves don't go by the ratings!!! (by ogdad2627)
A fast paced action thriller - keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat - violent yes - but all at the right point - was needed - nothing extra perfectly violent a bit of nudity - profanity acceptable. Excellent ensemble of actors. Excellent acting by all . Excellent narrative - to the point - no BS. And finally I have to admit I am no fan of Rap Music - specially Gangsta RAp. Excellent soundtrack. Its Better thn the trailer, even though the trailer tells a lot - I would like to add that its nothing that you have not seen before - but this is what you get when you get all A actors and <more>
all perform at the best - except Maybe - wont spoil it for you - but yes there was one in my opinion. take a guess ??Go watch it - Best action Thriller I have watched in Years -
Whats wrong with people movie taste !! Come on this is a Great Movie ! (by me-altair)
Whats wrong with these people who don't like this movie ? Now these days maximum IMDb review giving those people who used to watch movie life time in once,either they r fond of Tamil movie, come on guys 'Triple 9' is not Bollywood's film where u expect dance/song and un-wanted melo drama. this is dark cop thrillers , i guess who put negative review, they are actually expecting flick like Jean-Claude Van Damme type action, lol Anyway 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 <more>
gripping your seat from start finish. acting-script-story plot was damn good.hats-off John Hillcoat and his production, forget about the negative review,movie taste is entirely objective and personal and sad thing is they usually watch lot of 'Tamil' Movie,lol Verdict: If you like very dark cop thrillers this is the film for you. 9/10 a must watch.
If There is a Speck of Dirt on a Clean Shirt, the Scrutiny of Urban Atl (by pjbhaumik)
Having lived in and near the Atlanta area for 24 years helps to appreciate the setting of Triple 9. The moment when a new cop who gets transferred to the unit hears "This ain't Buckhead" you just know, Training Day meets Takers for Atlanta folks this illustration of the South Atlanta region slightly exaggerates. There is an increase of crimes in the Latin American community, but there is a proportional rise in the Latin American general population. Persecution of influentially sensitive cultural paradigms surface as the city's protectors face corruption. Basing this portrait <more>
on the thought that there exist shattered neighbors in Atlanta is only acceptable within prudent reason.
like a classic beautiful gem broken (by means-derek)
Movies like this have it much worse than movie like Pirates of the Caribbean and all the Marvel movies due to their gritty and rough nature. This movie is a hidden gem that is scratched but beautiful, hugely full of talent but will never be big due to it not being for everyone. Its unfortunate but this movie really really is good, please give it a watch. Its a real like kind of cop film instead of good guy cop who makes no mistakes and is always doing whats right, its a film where there are grey lines instead of things only being just black and white. There is right and wrong and whats legal, <more>
its not mindless entertainment like Fast and Furious don't get me wrong those films are fun this movie strikes at your heart in every way you would want to act if bad things happened to you.
The right audience should get a big kick out of it! (by Hellmant)
'TRIPLE 9': Four and a Half Stars Out of Five Gritty crime thriller; about a gang of criminals including two corrupt cops that are forced into performing two dangerous heists, for a Russian mob boss's wife. It was directed by John Hillcoat who also directed the outstanding 'LAWLESS' and 'THE ROAD' , and it was scripted by first time feature film writer Matt Cook. The all- star cast includes Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Kate Winslet, Woody Harrelson, Clifton Collins, Jr., Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer and Cal Gadot. I enjoyed it <more>
immensely. The story takes place in Atlanta, Georgia; where Michael Atwood Ejiofor leads a team of criminals in a daring bank robbery. They're objective is to retrieve a safe deposit box; which contains information vital to freeing a convicted Russian Mafia boss. Michael takes the box to Irina Vlaslov Winslet , the mob boss's wife, but she insists they perform another job for her. She next wants the gang to steal more important data on her husband , from a secured government building. Irina kills one gang member, and threatens to take Michael's son; in order to get the criminals to cooperate. The group devises a plan to kill a cop a Triple 9 police call , as a diversion. Gang member Marcus Belmont Mackie , a corrupt cop, suggests they kill his new partner, Chris Allen Affleck .The movie is very dark, gritty and graphically violent; it also contains explicit sex, nudity, disturbing drug use and lots of foul language. It's definitely not a movie for everyone, but the right audience should get a big kick out of it. Some of it seems pretty intense and hard to watch; but it also feels like a movie like a really good crime action flick . The pacing is great, the performances are all good and the dialogue is witty. The film definitely has it's flaws too though. It's an especially odd mix of genre pleasing action formula, and realistic crime thriller; but I really enjoyed it.Watch our movie review show 'MOVIE TALK' at: https://youtu.be/vlqkdyuq2zY
Blistering romp in the uber violent crime fields (by NateWatchesCoolMovies)
John Hillcoat's Triple 9. Bloody. Nasty. Blistering. Nihilistic. And surprisingly deft in its presentation of character. The only clear cut, out and out protagonist is Casey Affleck's Marcus Allen, a young detective with a wife and kid, brutally unaware that he's been targeted by a group of stunningly dirty cops and a few ex special forces hardcases to bite the dust in a planned homicide, sparking an 'officer down' over the airwaves to distract the force from what's really going down. With the exception of his straight arrow heroics, the entire rest of the cast is a <more>
snake pit of depraved, slimy, reprehensible degenerates, populating a decayed, gang infested Atlanta where the cops are just as likely to empty a clip into your skull as the cholos. Chiwetel Efjor plays Atwood, leader of a most unfortunate crew of misfits who are forced to perform near suicidal heists for tyrannical Israeli-Russian mafia witch Irena a bleach blond, terrifying Kate Winslet . Their newest venture is so impossible that they're attempting to use a slain officer as a ditch effort to get their stake. Of course it all goes to high hell, as we've come to expect and love in these type of films, with bullets, profanity, self destructive behaviour and wanton violence languishing all over the screen in glorious excess. Efjor is crackling good, showing brief glimpses of humanity in a dude who has lost his soul down a deep dark well, a caged animal fighting tooth and nail to no avail. The rest of his crew spend the film savagely trying to out - sleaze each other, and I mean that in the best way possible. They are really a bunch of snot rags, and this is a group of outstanding actors having bushels of fun being irredeemable bad boys. Anthony Mackie is walking C-4 as Efjor's right hand, a guy rotten to the marrow with moral conflict. Norman Reedus leaks grease as an ex special ops prick and their getaway driver. I didn't think Aaron Paul could be anymore despicable than in breaking bad, but somehow manages it here, playing a dude so grungy you'll squirm. It's Clifton Collins Jr. who scores the points though. He hasn't had a great role in years and he comes out blazing as the icy sociopath of the group. Then there's Woody Harrelson. Oh, Woody. He's clearly having a ball as Affleck's stoner uncle and high ranking cop. He spends the entire film ripped off his gourd on joint after joint, and take it from me, he knows how to play stoned impeccably. Despite the laconic bumbling, he shows that fire and ferocity we've come to know from him in brief unmistakable flashes, especially where it matters. Throw in Teresa Palmer as Affleck's loving wife and Gal Gadot in full slut mode and you've got a cast for the time capsule. Hillcoat wastes not a second in propelling his narrative forward with the force of a bulldozer, giving us minute moments of respite amongst the surging monsoon of bloodshed and dirty deeds. Composer Atticus Ross whips up a foreboding, hair raising war cry of a score that kicks in from the first frame and doesn't quit till the last shell casing has hit the ground. The only misstep the film makes is killing off its best actor way too early on, but its not enough to be an actual concern or hurt it overall. If sickeningly satisfying ballets of blood, broken limbs and morally bankrupt people engaging in all kinds of giddily fun criminal activities are your thing, this is a great way to kick off the year, cinematically speaking. Hell even if it's not your thing go check it out. It'll shake you up and then some.
This is my review of Triple 9 spoiler free Directed by John HillcoatDistributor: Entertainment One.Cast: Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Academy Award Nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor*, 2 time Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson**, Aaron Paul, Academy Award Winner 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 <more>
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. The main set-piece that will grab your attention is the Ram Raid around the middle of the film, that is truly an original set-piece that is very gripping.Strong 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 faint-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.*Best performance by an Actor in a leading role 12 Years a Slave 2013 , **Best performance by an Actor in a supporting role The Messenger 2009 & Best Actor in a Leading Role The People vs. Larry Flynt 1996 , ***Best Actress in a Leading Role The Reader 2008 .
Do NOT believe ANY mainstream CRITIC REVIEW of this film! (by WestBridgeFilm)
There is something seriously amiss about the bad reviews of this film! Okay, maybe I'm just 'completely crazy'. It's entirely possible. While it's not like it's the greatest film crime drama/ heist film to ever hit American cinema, for this film to receive the reviews it's getting is down right disgusting to me! More so then any violence ever depicted in this movie .In fact, there is a scene in the movie where one of the characters says something to the effect..."You are targeted!". Well that's exactly how I feel critics and film snobs are reviewing <more>
this movie. First of all, I'm a movie lover first of ALL genres, AND I've actually written an indie $25 million dollar movie that appeared on thousands of screens, not to gloat but just to give you some perspective. And my movie was ripped by critics and film snobs alike too. And that ripping was deserved! ,just to show you some humility, but these reviews are not just when it comes to this film.But think about it for a second...what IS exactly a "professional critic" OR "film snob" critic? For starters, neither have ever written/directed/starred/ or produced a film that was any good OR cost millions of dollars of someone's money. EVER! So f' them all to begin with. A bunch of hack nobodies that can't actually create anything themselves, with the exception of garnering some popularity for being "said critic". Like seriously...losers if you ask me. If they're so good at evaluating movies. Why don't they go out and smash grab a couple of ten million dollars or so and actually PRODUCE something besides a review of another's work?! But I was a FILM LOVER, waaaaaay before I got into the biz...and this crime film was very very good! The first thing that caught my eye, was that the acting performances were stellar. I've never seen Casey Affleck so good, and I've never EVER seen Kate Winslet so diabolical OR as 'sexy' before this film. I didn't know she had in it her for both so kudos to her! And as long as we are talking "cinema snobs", I actually read a "critic review" that discussed how bad Winslet's 'Russian Accent" was in this film. Really? We are now going to rip an "Academy Award" winning actress for her accent in a "crime drama" movie that was meant for just pure entertainment of the genre and is not supposed to be fing Citizen Goddamn Kane or Gone with the fing Wind? Well, yes we will apparently so exactly that. As if we can ALL do it better.I LOVED Woody Haralson's character in this film. Yeah, we've seen bits and pieces of this type of character from him in the past, but he's great in this! Okay, yes, Norman Reedus is a little bit "Daryl", and yes, Aaron Paul is a little bit "Jessie Pinkton" Do we NOT still all love those characters??? , they are still very very good in this movie too! And I have to admit, Even though I've seen them, I'm not as familiar with Chiwetel Ejiofor or Anthony Mackie, BUT I AM NOW....and will be following for sure in the future..both will be house hold names in a few years.And Clifton Collins Jr.....I almost didn't recognize him...but a great actor that's been around for YEARS...and will also probably finally be a household name within a few as well. I hated him in this movie..."as a character"...and that's exactly how we were supposed to feel! And what about the giant set of balls no pun intended when you see the film of actor "Michael Kenneth Williams" for his role of "Sweet Pea"! Come on, now! Okay, now let's talk about "crime/drama/heist movie/ plot. The plot is a bit different than most heist films too. It trends on the darker side, like a Reservoir Dogs type film, but it's NOT trying to be Reservoir Dogs either. It's more of a 'Departed, meets "Reservoir Dogs", meets 'Training Day' type movie...without all the self importance! Now as for the Director/Writer team of John Hillcoat & Matt Cook, I'm honestly not that familiar with either, although I really did like Hillcoats "The Road", but I'm looking out for their future stuff now too because of this film. Great directing and writing.Oh, and btw, what big studio film put this out??? NONE. Is your answer. It's purely an bigger budgeted 'indie film" produced by count them 21 PRODUCERS! That either put their heart, blood, sweat, money..or....made a phone call or lend-ed their name for half a sec. it's Hollywood, people, that's how indies get done sometimes to get this sucker made.And yet it's ripped by "Hollywood Critics" and "Film snobs" alike.My point is, if you like a really good, non academy award winning, non film snob, non big budget, non big studio, non Hollywood machine, non anything that is popular beside the cast type crime film....SEE THIS MOVIE...it's worth your $15 at the box office, it's worth your $10 to own, it's worth you're $6.95 to rent/stream in HD, it's worth your $1 at Redbox. It's just worth seeing period.
If you are planning to watch this flick be advised to watch it without being interrupted then you will enjoy this dark thriller. It all starts rather easy with a heist at a bank but once they have to do another job things go wrong.From there on it's corruption galore. With the excellent cast it do delivers a superb bloody flick. And yes, some main actors do die quickly in this flick and even as Aaron Paul Gabe is doing what he's best in, a drug-fiend it is well done. Top cast in a top flick. If you are into thrillers or dark action, pick it up at your local theater.Gore 1,5/5 Nudity <more>