Triple 9

A group of criminals for hire consisting of former military personnel and current dirty cops (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Clifton Collins Jr., and Norman Reedus) get mixed in with a ruthless Russian mafia leader (Kate Winslet). Looking to make one last score while pressed for time and resources the gang are forced to go to moral extremes; meanwhile, local police and federal agents, the Allen brothers (Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson), are looking to put an end to the crime ring all together, trouble is, they may not survive the experience.triple9 Directed by John Hillcoat, this scrambled twisting mess of a thug life jumps onto the hard streets of Atlanta to tell a tale that’s trying to be way more complicated than it needs to be all for the sake of suspense. And, despite the solid casting involved it’s unfortunately the screenplay that fails to develop emotional inertia to really move the plot in a logical direction. On the positive, solid directing when action counts does manage to keep the film on life support. More of a rental later, Triple 9 is rated R.