'Triple Frontier' Synopsis: Loyalties are tested when five former special forces operatives reunite to steal a drug lord's fortune, unleashing a chain of unintended consequences.
'Triple Frontier', as good as the film, begins dull. Yes, this otherwise compelling has an uninteresting first-act and may make you feel a bit underwhelmed. BUT hold-on, Chandor builds up the narrative in his pace, but once the actual drama kicks in, 'Triple Frontier' comes forward with its pleasures. The entire setting, the characters and the heist they're asked to pull and beyond, is engrossing. Also, despite a so many characters being in the frame at many a time, each and every character gets his own story and arc. Chandor doesn't deliver perfection here, but what he does deliver, without a shed of doubt, is an engaging action-thriller, that leaves an impact. Chandor must be commended for creating a human-drama out of a generic heist film, and to those who are aware of Chandor's taste for the unusual, would only feel further delighted with this film. Chandor's Direction is top-notch.
Chandor and Mark Boal's Screenplay could've been more crisp in the first-act, but it gathers enough momentum there-on to earn itself some well-deserved praise. Roman Vasyanov's Cinematography is skilled. Ron Patane.s Editing is good. Art and Costume Design are first-rate. Action-Sequences have been nicely choreographed and executed.
Performance-Wise: Osscar Issac and Ben Affleck lead the pack. Issac, the man in the centre stage here, takes full use of the opportunity and portrays his part with complete ease. Affleck is superb here, delivering a winsome supporting turn that leaves a solid mark. Charlie Hunnam continues to be a commanding presence on-screen, while Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal are admirable in their parts, as well. Adria Arjona is perfect.
On the whole, 'Triple Frontier' is a yet another success from Director J. C. Chandor. Make time for it.