A group of corrupt police officers plan to kill a rookie cop in order to pull off their biggest heist yet. Triple 9 opens this Friday and stars a lot of actors you will recognize, including Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
“In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for “officer down”. Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge.”
Triple 9 is currently at 57% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 42 reviews, more or less what I expected from this movie. It has an interesting premise and it looks like a decent heist flick, but it’s clearly no The Town. At least in my case the big draw here was always the stellar cast, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Kate Winslet, Norman Reedus, Gal Gadot, Aaron Paul and Teresa Palmer are just some of the bigger names in it.
John Hillcoat (The Road) directed Triple 9 while Matt Cook wrote it. Like I said before, Triple 9 opens this Friday in the US, February 26th.