Movie of the Week: Triple 9

Guns, guns, guns

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Holy moly, this one’s not here to mess around. It follows a gang of ace bank robbers made up of special forces veterans and corrupt cops. Blackmailed into the proverbial one last job, they realise the only way to buy the time they need is to distract the law by killing an innocent policeman. This is one of those films where everybody seemingly lives off whiskey and cigs, but the pulpy material is hugely elevated by a cast stuffed with quality (listing them all would take half this review) and director John Hillcoat’s way with a shootout - if anything, the busy cast list means this is that rare film which could do with being longer. If you prefer your entertainment less butch, also out is A Bigger Splash, a solid entry in the ‘awesome people hang out round a pool’ subgenre. Triple 9 Trailer & Times

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