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Triple 9 also known as “Triple Nine,” “999”

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence and language throughout, drug use and some nudity.
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Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Crime Thriller
Length:
1 hr. 55 min.
Year of Release:
2016
USA Release:
February 26, 2016 (wide—2,000+ theaters)
DVD: May 31, 2016
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FILM VIOLENCE—How does viewing violence in movies affect families? Answer

police corruption / corrupt cops

greed

sin and the fall of man

robbery in the Bible

murder

goodness / righteousness / mercy


NUDITY—Why are humans supposed to wear clothes? Answer

Featuring: Casey AffleckChris Allen
Kate WinsletIrina Vlaslov
Aaron PaulGabe Welch
Woody HarrelsonSergeant Detective Jeffrey Allen
Chiwetel EjioforTerrell Tompkins
Anthony Mackie … Marcus Atwood
Clifton Collins Jr. … Jorge Rodriguez
Teresa Palmer … Michelle Allen
Gal Gadot … Elena
Norman Reedus … Russel Welch
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Director: John Hillcoat—“Lawless
Producer: Worldview Entertainment
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MadRiver Pictures
Distributor: Open Road Films, owned by AMC Entertainment, Regal Entertainment

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A group of corrupt police officers are blackmailed into pulling off a seemingly impossible heist. They plot the murder of a rookie police officer in order to orchestrate a ‘Code 999,’ police parlance for ‘officer down,’ to divert authorities from their own crime scene across town—their biggest heist yet.”

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Movie Critics

…a solid crime thriller… action-packed and drenched in atmosphere…
—Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

…a satisfying crooked-cop heist thriller… Hillcoat directs with a sense of immediacy and grimy realism…
—Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service

…A powerhouse crime drama in which it’s difficult to invest… drenched in a sulfurous atmosphere of corruption and dread…
—Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

…gets bonus points for some offbeat but successful casting… while Hillcoat has his moves down (tight-knot action, moody atmosphere), the plot gets sketchy, hinging on improbable coincidence, implausible contrivance, and the typecast performance of Aaron Paul… [2½/4]
—Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

…a brutally profane, wincingly violent thriller that pretends to plumb the depths of moral ambiguity even as it unflinchingly assaults us with… doing outrageously bad things.
—Adam R. Holz, Plugged In

…cop corruption drama clogged up with guns and explosions… What might have been a smart suspense thriller is overloaded with heavy-duty action, and has a ridiculous turn from Kate Winslet as a Russian mobster… [2/5]
—Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian (UK)

…Kate Winslet and Casey Affleck can’t lift unsatisfying ‘Triple 9’… But it certainly has its moments, even if some of them are borrowed from better works… [2/4]
—Lou Lumenick, New York Post

…unusually grim, coiled intensity… the film has grit and atmosphere to burn but also a certain narrative sketchiness, as though unable to reconcile its sharp sociological portraiture with the pleasures of a more robustly plotted crime yarn. …
—Justin Chang, Variety

…Though compelling in the acting and cinematography, Triple 9’s plot is by the numbers and about nothing. …all-star cast are wasted by plotless film…
—Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail

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