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CelebNMovies247.com is hearing that Triple 9 has dirty cops, vicious gangsters and threats to national security. It’s got car chases, strippers and gangbangers. It’s got Woody Harrelson as a coked-up lawman and Kate Winslet as a Russian mob boss. But is that enough?
Apparently NOT, because it appears that Triple 9 falls into the booby traps and sand pits of clichés and “Seen it All before!”
According to the NY Daily News, It’s got everything except a real script. And while director John Hillcoat loves big, loud, urban violence full of high-caliber assaults and tough sweaty guys — there’s one robbery here that may remind you of Michael Mann’s classic “Heat” — he doesn’t know how to rein in his actors.
That’s not all Coming Soon also weighed in on the dirty cops and vicious gangsters movie that looks like a blend of “Set It Off”, “Heat”, “Training Day” and “Point Break” (The original with Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze – the good one):
Coming Soon reviews the action thriller saying there may be no genre more familiar than the crime film (except perhaps the romantic comedy), a staple since the Golden Age of film.
Though it turns over no new leaves, John Hillcoat’s Triple 9 is a well-cast, well-intentioned (if overambitious) entry to the field, examining the myriad cascading events stemming from a troop of highly-trained former soldiers committing a rash of daring robberies throughout Atlanta.
To quote Charlie Kaufman, “for more examples of this see every other crime movie ever made,” which certainly explains why the ‘new take’ method has the most cache value. Some of it is because of the apparent higher difficulty of originality, not least because by definition it becomes rarer with each new variation.
Director: John Hillcoat
MPAA Rating: R (for strong violence and language throughout, drug use and some nudity)
Screenwriter: Matt Cook
Starring: Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Clifton Collins Jr., Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer, Michael K. Williams, Gal Gadot, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet
Open Road Films Triple 9 opens on Friday February 26, 2016.