One to watch: Triple 9
With the explosion of longer-form TV serials, it is becoming increasingly tough to make a good crime movie these days. It’s lucky then that Australian director John Hillcoat (The Road, Lawless) has chosen the silver-screen for his latest effort in the genre, Triple 9.
The high-octane mobster-heist-goes-wrong film is set to give you your adrenaline fix this weekend as it hits cinema screens across the Gulf. Pooling together an all-star cast (including Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Woody Harrelson and Kate Winslet) one thing you can be sure of, is some balls-to-the-wall performances.
As one of the most anticipated films of the year, Hillcoat’s crime-thriller revolves around corrupt cops (Affleck and Ejiofor) and a gang of criminals (including Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul) planning the murder of a police officer in order for them to pull of a rather sizable biggest heist . The fact that the film sees Kate Winslet playing a Mafia boss should be enough reason to watch this film. The film is also noted for using real life former gang members to play the roles of on-screen gang members.
Without wanted to reveal too much, the title, Triple 9, indicates one of the film’s turning points. So, for those of you who aren’t savvy with US policing codes, the numbers 999 are the code for ‘officer down’. So take from that what you will.
While initial reports from screenings in the US haven’t been overtly positive, the trailer below is enough to make us want to make our own decision:
- – -
Triple 9 is out in cinemas regionwide this weekend