“Out here, there is no good and there is no bad. To survive out here, you’ve got to out monster the monster.”
Triple 9 is part Departed, part Heat, part David Ayer and part Payday with a hint of The Town.
A tale of robberies and dirty cops, Triple 9 is an extremely audacious film.
The ensemble cast combine for huge star power. They give solid to great performances, one and all. Anthony Mackie in particular- between Pain & Gain, Falcon and this- is a new favourite actor of mine.
The directing is decent and soundtrack inspired but unmemorable. The action is fun, urban military stuff.
The plot is daring, with so many characters interacting with each other. Each character is given their own compelling motives.
Unfortunately there are some plot holes and Act 3 makes the film fizzle out instead of with a bang. There is clear potential in the scriptwriter that’s not yet fully realised.
Overall Rating: 7/10