“A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.”
Triple 9 was one of my most anticipated films of 2016 ever since I saw the first trailer. It gave me the same feeling I felt from watching End of Watch, one of my recent favorite movies of all time, but on steroids! Don’t even get me started on the cast because it’s one of the best since The Big Short.
The cast is stacked and that’s what I was looking forward to most. Ejiofor, Paul, Winslet, Mackie, Affleck, Harrelson, Reedus, and Collins Jr. get out of town!? Let’s get this review going.
Right away, this film wasn’t amazing, but it did meet my expectations. I got exactly what I expected which were good performances from this amazing cast with a gritty thrilling story.
It was so cool to see all these actors interact with each other in the film. I probably won’t see another film with such a great cast for a while so I really appreciated that aspect of the film. Everyone brought it! The characters were all different and enjoyable for me.
I liked the story. It took me a while to understand what was going on and which characters to root for, which the director or writers can take the blame for. I really disliked the subplot with Winslet’s character; it was just very weird, but it was awesome to see her act with Ejiofor.
Within the story, I had moments of shock and fear because of the disturbing situations. They did a really great job of building that tension and making me feel like I was in danger when watching these cops in pursuit of criminals; it was great suspense.
Unfortunately, I did have some problems with the film that I noticed. Some characters would make choices that were extremely questionable/confusing and it just didn’t make sense. Also, the film begins to kill off characters. Sure, it started off very impactful, but after the 4th or 5th death it just felt like a gag. The tension for me was diminished.
Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman V Superman, was in this film and I’m extremely scared about her acting ability. She had a few lines in this movie and they were cringe-worthy. She took me out of the film and I saw no purpose with the addition of her character.
I was unhappy with how the movie ended. With the way it ended, it made me question what the purpose of the film was. I was extremely invested with the story and they completely destroyed it in the end.
Overall, I got what I expected from this film. It was satisfactory and I had a good time watching it. The performances are awesome, but the film lost me at certain points. This film is worth a cheap matinee, but it’s going be an awesome watch for streaming. My rating for this film is 8/10!