Storia articolata e comprensibile. Interessante società problematica con uno Stato in difficoltà e criminali intoccabili. Buone relazioni fra i personaggi e numerose sequenze efficaci. Alcuni aspetti poco curati, ma nel complesso il tutto convince. Scene di azione ben fatte che ben si amalgamano al contesto. Ottimi scorci dei quartieri cittadini, veramente belli e caratterizzati. Personaggi principali ben sfaccettati
It's messy and should've been a good hour longer to enhance all the story threads, but its strong focus on the criminals (who are also crooked cops forced to do robberies) and the very idea behind its title makes it an intriguingly dark film for its type. Yet, the climax is contrived, and its finale is undercooked. Triple 9 would be much better if it had been more developed in its middle, with a meaner last act.
it's OK, being a little generous with a 3 but there are some really well shot action scenes and overall it's good looking. performances are mixed but if you liked Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea, wait until you see him chew gum in this! his character LOVES gum.
It's sort of refreshing for a film to have its criminals just all be arseholes: not antiheroes, not conflicted by a complex moral code or ready with wise-cracks. The heists they commit here are horrible, not heady or stylish. As a result there is no-one in the film to root for, no-one you miss when they are blasted back of the screen. An ugly movie made uglier with its attempt at adressing racial tensions.
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.