In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge.Written by
Open Road Films
At the first briefing at the police station, after the bank robbery, Marcus notices some red paint on the outer aspect of his right lower trouser leg and crosses his left leg over to cover this. In the next scene, he is standing with legs uncrossed, looks down and appears surprised to see something (presumably the paint), suggesting that this scene should chronologically be earlier than the leg crossing scene. See more »
The more jobs we do with these guys...
The more they squeeze us. Fucking Russians.
Vassili kept things tight. At least you knew where you were. But this bitch? I don't know.
No shit. I can almost feel her breathing down our necks.
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It's as though the director was trying to combine, Heat (1995) with Colors (1988) but ended up with a film as good as neither.
It begins well with lots of action. Then slows to establish characters, and then desperately tries to speed up again but fails. It just kinda meanders to a stop rather than to an end.
The star studded line-up almost seemed to hold it back. It was as though all the A-listers demanded at least 15 minutes of screen time each, and the end result was lots of scenes which should have ended up on the editing room floor, but didn't.
A story and a cast with tonnes of potential, poorly executed.
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