Triple 9

Triple 9

Triple 9

2016. Directed by John Hillcoat

Divisive with critics, this is a pretty slick crime story with a lot of gloss and little of substance.

The standout is the cinematography of Nicolas Karakatsansis, who uses a beautiful palette of vibrant red and muted blue/greens to depict a very different Atlanta than we see in music videos. This is, in a word, Hell.

The cast is phenomenal, with too many to name, though the stand outs are Kate Winslet in a vicious turn and the ever reliable Woody Harrelson as the veteran cop.

It's a cops and robbers/cops tale with twists and turns but ultimately, few surprises. The heist and action sequences are well done and bare Hillcoat's thumbprint, but in the end, it's just not saying much.

My appreciation of the film comes from it's diverse casting choices, well paced score, and fun, all in performances from its entire cast.

Available on Amazon, Vudu, & Itunes for streaming rental.

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