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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 415 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Strong Cast, Familiar Story

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    VandyPrice
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    There is as much a vibrancy to Triple 9 as there is a subdued sense of dread. It's not hard to tell something bad or suspicious is lurking around every corner in this Atlanta-set cop drama from director John Hillcoat (The Road, Lawless, The Proposition) and yet, at the same time, you can't help but to want to turn those corners in anticipation of seeing the story develop. First time feature writer Matt Cook gives us a rather complex plot to comprehend, but that his script dives into the key characters head first and we come to know them and their circumstances almost immediately gives us reason to invest and want to understand these present complexities. From moment one, where we see a four man team robbing a bank with The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus serving as the lookout in an inconspicuous vehicle, I was into the dirty, grimy narrative that Hillcoat and Cook would be weaving to presumably get at bigger themes and larger statements about race, justice, and the gray lines that divide honor and disdain. The film accomplishes as much by not just being about bank robbers and corrupt police officers, but rather Triple 9 utilizes the unaccounted for details of emotion and other human elements to disturb the strict proceedings some, if not most, of its characters attempt to operate within. There is no room for emotions or a softened mental state within the Atlanta police department, especially for detectives. We see this in the toll that has clearly been taken on Woody Harrelson's character, Jeffrey Allen, while there is certainly no room for as much under the rule of Irina Vlaslov (Kate Winslet) a Russian Jew looking to free her powerful husband with the help of a few hired hands. Through each of these characters Cook enlists some type of inherent emotional attachment though, making things never as clear cut as the puppet masters would like them to be. While this may not be to the characters advantage though, it makes things all the more savory for the audience member waiting to see what decisions will be made and how such decisions will reverberate through to other aspects of the story. That said, Triple 9 is not a perfect film (far from it, really), but more times than not I was on the edge of my seat anxious to see where the film and more importantly, its characters, would take me.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A gritty crime-thriller with brain and heart.

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    LordSteve01
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    Triple 9 is latest film by auteur Aussie filmmaker Johnathan Hillcoat, who worked with singer/song-writer Nick Cave to bring us films like The Proposition and Lawless, and even directed the beautiful screen adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road. Anyone familiar with Hillcoat's works will instantly feel at home with this movie, while at the same time noticing his move into more ambitious territory. This is where the movie falls flat for most, as this is also Hillcoat's most "Hollywood" film, thus there is some slightly generic shots or moments that make you think "this could've been done better" or "this doesn't really need to be here". Some of these things I attribute to the writing. I think Hillcoat and Cave are a wonderful writer/director duo and work best together. As far as the story goes, we find a group of bank -robbers, composed of cops and criminals, at the center of a crime ring lead by the Jewish Mafia. The film, like most heist films, opens with a bang as we see the group pulling a score, only to find out that the score was just a small part of a bigger operation. Even worse is the group is beginning to unravel from the very moment the job is done and the lines of trust that tied them together are broken. Now they are faced with a bigger challenge, a bigger heist, perhaps an impossible heist, so the plan is to set up a code 9-9-9, which means an officer is down, now they just need to find the right officer to bring down. The story is lead by an all-star cast of characters, some of my favorite in Hollywood right now. Each of them plays their role to the bone and puts it all out there to be seen. Triple 9 is a great heist film, especially for those that are a fan of the directors other works and for those that need to fill the void left missing by Michael Mann's lack of giving us more of what he does best - heists and criminals!

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Never forget what side you’re on

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    marcran
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    Even if there are many moments of déjà vu, Triple 9 manages to be a strong film due to its great cast, superlative direction and editing, and most of all, its gritty look/feel. Directed by John Hillcoat (Lawless, The Road) and noted for its many casting changes during a lengthy production, Triple 9 somehow comes out unscathed as a nice addition the the heist and bad cop crime genre.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Good Action Flick

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    Magman
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    Enjoyed this action flick which had many twists and turns. Believe this movie could have been a lot better but who am I to say. Basically, just enjoyed the action and pace of the film. I especially enjoyed watching Kate Winslet in a role which I believe was a first for her. Though not one of my favorite actress, I did find myself enjoying her acting in this film.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Russian Mob , under cover cops

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    Besty
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    Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Anthony Mackie, Casey Affleck, Norman Reedus, Theresa Palmer, and it keeps going on. Great large cast. Russian Mob , under cover cops , detectives , robbery capers , Brotherhood friendships. Plenty of action , shooting, betrayals. This turned out to be a much better movie than I had expected. You will like it for sure.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much better than expected!

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    argabrj
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    Wanting to see something went to the video store and rented Triple 9. Did not have high expectations thinking wen it initially came out it was to mixed reviews. After seeing it though was rather impressed with the acting and especially the story line. Biggest surprise did not know it was Kate Winslett until after.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie overall

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    UncleLouie
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    Very entertaining film. There were plenty of scenes seeping with suspense. While some parts were a bit predictable, the story moved along quite well & did keep you interested. The ending left a little to be expected. Wasn't the best ever "corrupt cop" film but definitely worth the price I paid for the Blu-Ray.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Enough

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    DDunnDatBoi
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    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 -

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie

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    The cast excited me as well as the director. It is a slick looking movie but the story just seemed jumbled to me or a bit rushed. For me, watching Woody Harrelson play another half twisted character made the film more than worthwhile. Superb acting all around with an unfortunate blah script.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    You are never certain who is good and not

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    999 is the code for officer down. Bad cops and ex-military get together to pull heists. To get the good cops to be otherwise occupied, the team has to monitor them and supply "distractions." But, there are also good reasons why some of the "bad" cops have to be "bad." Good action movie.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A modern-day heist thriller

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    Nick
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    Triple 9 is a 2016 American crime thriller film directed by John Hillcoat. The film stars Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul among many others. Triple 9 is no Reservoir Dogs, although it does try to be. However it does prove to be a twisty wild ride.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good movie, the plot and ending was also good.

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    This was a good movie , it kept me interested throughout. The plot was good in this movie.also. Great action and story line. Actors played their parts very well. It dragged along a little in the middle of the movie but picked back up later. I would recommend the movie to others.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Action Film

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    Great action movie with a few twists. A gang of crooked cops and criminals plan the murder of a police officer to pull their biggest robbery yet. Starring Casey Affleck, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus and Kate Winslet. And the price was definitely right.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dark heist/crime flick

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    AOPisaac
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    Director John Hillcoat creates an atmosphere of uneasy darkness & danger in this story of crooked cops, gangsters & a heist. Great onscreen talent breathes life & blood into this ensemble piece, providing just enough light to see us through the shadow.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Action packed thriller

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    Clyde
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    Triple 9, is a refreshing twist on you standard heist movie. The stars in this thriller make the movie enjoyable to watch, which puts their trust and commitment to each other in jeopardy. Action packed from the start, you will not be disappointed.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Run of the mill crooked cop drama

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    SurveyMaster1
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    Triple 9 is your basis run of the mill crooked cop drama. I'm a Woody fan, so I'm a little biased to his roles, especially sense No Country. He's seldom cast as a leading role, but his roles add to the drama... True Detective... excellent

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great suspense movie!

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    BIGABE
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    This movie in the realm of action, suspense and thriller, was all 3 and then some! Definitely carried an element of surprise and the ending left it open for multiple interpretations. At the price i found it, totally worth the buy.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little heist movie.

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    Cgemelli13
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    I had never heard of this film before buying it. I was browsing the blurays and just happened to come across it. I like the cast so I figured I'd give it a shot. I actually really liked this film. Great acting and a good story.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Blown away

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    Venom2796
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    I was skeptical at first to watch this movie because of all the ratings, however I was blown away. The performances were all great. It's great to see Kate Winslet in a role that I would have never pictured her in. Definitely worth watching.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An Excellent Thriller

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    This is an unusual tale well told from multiple points of views. There are numerous double crosses and not every villain or hero is what they seem to be in this twisted tale of cops, robbers and revenge. I highly recommend this movie.

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