Saturday, January 28, 2017

Triple 9 2016

     The Russian mob has contracted with a crew of dirty cops to pull off a virtually impossible heist.  The cops have already done one job but now they are being forced to do a second job to get paid.  The plan is to fake a 999 call so all police officers will respond to this incident and not their robbery in progress.  Chris Allen doesn’t know his partner Marcus Belmont is dirty and Chris is targeted to be the officer down.
     Pay attention to the R rating for strong violence, language, drug use and some nudity.  This may be the most violent film I have watched.  I don’t know what the final body count is but it’s up there in numbers.  A lot of the scenes are at night or in dark places so details are missed by viewers.  Everything about this film is rough, the people, the characters and the plot.  Since it’s filmed in Georgia, almost everyone seems to be sweaty and/or greasy?  I felt the powerhouse actors were wasted in their roles.  I didn’t know the 999 code is broadcasted when an officer down.  2 ½* (This movie is so-so)

125 min, Action directed by John Hillcoat with Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer, Michael Kenneth Williams.

Note:  Imdb 6.3 out of 10, 53% critic 42% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 1 ½*, Amazon 4* out of 5* with 98 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Atlanta, Decatur, Buckhead, Georgia.  Casey Affleck is chewing a wad of gum in almost every scene.  Irina Vlasov’s name is incorrect. Since she is a woman, her last name would be the feminine version Vlasova in Russian.

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