Armored Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 4, 2009
Over-familiar and industrial, a factory film made because a recycled script, minimal budget, a location, a grab-bag cast and some armored trucks were available.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
January 22, 2010
This is Hollywood at its dumbest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
January 22, 2010
Antal's attempts to crank up the tension are telegraphed far too often and undermined by a flagrant disregard for logic, meaning this never delivers quite enough bang for your buck.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
April 3, 2010
An action flick that gets bogged down with unlikely plot twists. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
December 9, 2009
Simpson's dialogue flies like a flat-footed homage to Mamet or Tarantino.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Limara Salt
Little White Lies
January 22, 2010
The absolute awfulness of Armoured can't be ignored but with a group of friends and an open bar, there is still plenty of fun to be had.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
March 29, 2010
Isn't clever or inventive enough to seem like a high-stakes game.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Thomas Leupp
Hollywood.com
December 4, 2009
Imagine Reservoir Dogs, re-cut as a completely linear film, then stripped of its snappy dialogue, innovative shot design and compelling characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
December 6, 2009
Armored has a decent second half but the use of obvious metaphors, cliches and amateur film making knocks the film down to a satisfactory rental.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Nick Pinkerton
L.A. Weekly
December 7, 2009
Antal is never much beyond serviceable here, but he does make a chase-duel between two entirely identical armored cars almost decipherable, which is no mean feat.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 5, 2009
Skeletal in its characters and its plot... [C]an't decide what it wants to be...
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
March 25, 2010
It's free of gimmicky twists, to be sure, but it's also lacking tension, ingenuity and fun.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
January 22, 2010
An underwhelming heist-gone-wrong movie that, inexplicably, has avoided going straight to DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
January 31, 2010
Armored should crackle with nervous energy; however, the bland characters don't get much of interest to do and are virtually interchangeable.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
December 7, 2009
This unambitious caper flick takes a while to get moving but gradually develops a modest meat-and-potatoes appeal, compromised in the third act by a whopping and perfectly avoidable plot hole.
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
January 22, 2010
This is a mess of unconvincing characters, doolally plotting and dumb flag-waving - the one honest character being an Iraq vet forced to join the others in their brain-dead scam.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
January 22, 2010
Despite an intriguing premise, it doesn't really go anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
January 22, 2010
Despite reliable work from Dillon and Fishburne, Armored is something of a disappointment, thanks to a dull script and a lacklustre leading performance from Short.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
December 12, 2009
What happens when someone leads you into temptation?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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