Triple 9 tells the story of a gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Although it’s a courageous attempt at a gritty crime thriller made by Australian director John Hillcoat, I found it very hard to figure out who the main character was but it was either Affleck or Ejiofor and because of this hard to figure out main character, it made it hard to find a central character to really care about and follow as the story felt a little sloppy and all over the place, relying on the audience to take too many leaps of faith. Triple 9 is packed full of characters and well known faces that it makes it hard to really make time for many of the characters. The film was about 20-30 minutes too long and definitely could’ve been trimmed down along with some of its unnecessary characters.
It’s definitely not as “on the edge of your seat” thriller as Dennis Villeneuve’s Sicario but you can’t deny some of the earlier action sequences, especially that of the opener, to be some of the most promising parts of the film.
Probably something you should wait for it to come out on DVD or streaming sites like Netflix or Amazon.