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221 Ratings

Triple 9

Directed by John Hillcoat
United States, 2016
Crime, Drama


A group of corrupt police officers are blackmailed into pulling off a seemingly impossible heist. They plot the murder of a rookie police officer in order to orchestrate a \“999\”, code for ‘officer down’, to pull off the heist across town.

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Triple 9 Directed by John Hillcoat

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  • chanandre's rating of the film Triple 9

    Gray's corruption. Cianfrance's unavoidable sadness. Mann's editing + worst cops vs honest thugs. Scott's Noir-ish lights and themes. Refn's tragedy + fallen heroes and edgy tunes. Coens' evil nemesis. Fucked-up daddies. A masterclass of acting by Dame Kate Winslet (puts any Mob Queen ever to shame) Broken Promises for Broken Hearts. Nintendo's a blast. Am-in-a-hurry rear-endings and the winner loses it all.

  • Zach Closs's rating of the film Triple 9

    There's a longer director's cut out there somewhere, and I want to see it. "Triple 9" has an unwieldy assortment of complex subplots, some of which you're still puzzling over as the credits roll. Aside from being convoluted, it's excellent -- Hillcoat, ever in command of the grotesque, remains atmospherically and visually endearing, in the grimiest of ways. Not a weak link or sour note in the dynamite ensemble cast.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Triple 9

    Serviceable police thriller set in Atlanta that mixes a tale of corrupt cops, high stakes robberies and the Russian mob with some success. 'A' list cast adds to the pedigree with mostly strong turns despite a miscast Kate Winslet. Hillcoat's direction is strong for the genre especially scenes involving the tactical units. Film unfortunately becomes more derivative and predictable as it goes along.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Triple 9

    About halfway through "Triple 9," a police team engages in a tactical breach and shoot-out; it's the kind of expertly shot and edited action sequence that makes your stomach drop from the tension. In director John Hillcoat's stylish crime drama, the city of Atlanta serves as a hellish purgatory populated by adrenaline jockeys who just so happen to carry badges and the ghoulish bystanders caught in their crossfire.

  • J. O.'s rating of the film Triple 9

    The first real disappointment in Hillcoat's canon. The cast members who were good - Affleck, Harrelson - were squandered and undeveloped. The poor performances - such as Mackie, Paul, Ejiofor, and Winslet - dragged the pace down. The seedy underworld of organized crime (either Latino or Russian) was hardly touched. The most compelling scenes weren't even crucial to the story. What a mess. Stop writing, Matt Cook.

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film Triple 9

    The ending could have used a little work. Otherwise, I though Kate did a great job. A lot of talent in there, and some well choreographed action scenes.

  • Carlos Filipe Freitas's rating of the film Triple 9

    These mean streets and the guys who populate them aren’t explored with a consistent vision or exceptional intelligence. Therefore, skipping it won’t be an issue. (2.5 stars)

  • brick_bro's rating of the film Triple 9

    Granted, it's a little convoluted, but definitely boasts some impressive direction and some seriously tense set-pieces that definitely exude some Mann-style mayhem.