Movie Review: Triple 9


Triple 9 featured a host of actors such as Norman Reedus, Aaron Paul, Anthony Mackie, Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Clifton Collins Jr. and Woody Harrelson. The film also featured Kate Winslet, and Gal Gadot.

Heist movies aren’t new, but they are always filled with action, suspense, and a bunch of twists, and this movie is no exception. Triple 9 however, has some differences than typical heist movies. It provides a view into the hard life of criminals, and the tough things they have to do just to stay alive. The film was directed by John Hillcoat, who also directed The Road, and much like that movie, this film has its fair share of gruesome scenes. The film earns a 4/5.

The film starts off with the main crew played by Norman Reedus, Aaron Paul, Anthony Mackie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Clifton Collins, Jr. An awesome cast for this movie, and each play their part well. The heist goes just as planned until they are about to escape. After, Aaron Paul’s character Gabe Welch, gets greedy and steals some tagged money that leads to tension in the group. Russell Welch, played by Norman Reedus, is sort of the moral center of the crew, and the main driving point in the plot. After the heist, the police investigate and that’s when we meet our character Jeffery Allen, played by Woody Harrelson, who is the lead investigator of the heist.

The film takes place in Atlanta, Georgia. The bad part of Atlanta that is. The film does good by capturing the rough parts of the city, and how the police deal with those situations such as gang related activity, and bizarre happenings around the city. The film is dark and gruesome.

Gruesome is a light term for this movie. There are a lot of twists, that keep the viewer invested in the movie. If someone’s not paying attention, they could miss a huge detail in the film, each scene provides subtle hints to the next twist in the film. Each character plays an important part to the story.

The film is interesting and definitely action packed, but it does drag on a little towards the end, but that is its only downfall. Otherwise, the film is great.