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.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
This is Hollywood at its dumbest.
| Original Score: 1/5
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
An action flick that gets bogged down with unlikely plot twists. Paul Chambers, CNN.
| Original Score: C-
Simpson's dialogue flies like a flat-footed homage to Mamet or Tarantino.
| Original Score: 2/4
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.
Isn't clever or inventive enough to seem like a high-stakes game.
| Original Score: C+
Imagine Reservoir Dogs, re-cut as a completely linear film, then stripped of its snappy dialogue, innovative shot design and compelling characters.
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
Skeletal in its characters and its plot... [C]an't decide what it wants to be...
It's free of gimmicky twists, to be sure, but it's also lacking tension, ingenuity and fun.
An underwhelming heist-gone-wrong movie that, inexplicably, has avoided going straight to DVD.
Armored should crackle with nervous energy; however, the bland characters don't get much of interest to do and are virtually interchangeable.
| Original Score: C
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.
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.
Despite an intriguing premise, it doesn't really go anywhere.
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.
What happens when someone leads you into temptation?
| Original Score: 2.5/4