Triple 9 Movie Review

This was a great movie.

In a time where most movie plots are easily figured out by people like me, this movie showed me that it is still possible for a film to have you on the edge of your seat and not even know what's going to happen next. I'm big on said movies for the fact that I like being surprised by not only the ending but what goes on in the movie. Storytelling and shock factor were huge parts of this movie that served it well. I'm glad this film did what it wanted to do instead of giving fans what they wanted. Often times what we want can make a potentially good movie bad; which was hardly the case here.

This movie literally had an all-star cast behind it. Besides the big names that you saw, ( Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Clifton Collins, Jr., Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer, Michael K. Williams, Gal Gadot, Woody Harrelson, and Kate Winslet), there were a slew of minor name characters that are in a lot of your favorite movies. But the cast was superb and they all did what they were cast to do and made it look so easy. Not one character had more time on the screen than the other one and that created perfect balance.

The pacing of this movie was perfect in the sense that they didn't linger too long on one scene and they got their points across pretty effectively without relying on any particular actor or actress to over act. Basically every single person put into this movie did an excellent job in the roles that they were given. Although no one stood out as that one character that made me concentrate on them, I find that oddly soothing. It kept me off balance the whole time without having to focus on one person over the other.

Great job on that.

The cinematography was on par for what it was supposed to be, although I would say that if it was shot in more of a grimier and a tad bit more realistic way, this movie would have definitely been over the top for me. But even with it's current shooting style I found no problems with how it was done and it was cut in all the right scenes. Not one scene felt rushed or unimportant, this is an art that few people can pull off and certainly hats off to this crew for doing the impossible.

I'm giving this movie a solid A, a rare rating here. I can come back to this movie again and many more times thereafter when I'm in the mood for a good cop drama. This movie showed just how vulnerable every single person was, and that's something rarely seen in movies these days. Too many times people want to build one character up to be big, bad and unstoppable. This movie had a lot of realism in it by showing the effects of addiction, family, love connections and corruption within the world. 

I would highly recommend this movie to those that love a good thriller and drama and want something different than the ordinary. This movie is currently at the top of my list for the year.

Have you seen Triple 9? If so, leave it in the comments below, you know I would love to hear from you.

Until next time!

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