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Armored Reviews

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April 3, 2010
An action flick that gets bogged down with unlikely plot twists. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 29, 2010
Isn't clever or inventive enough to seem like a high-stakes game.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 25, 2010
It's free of gimmicky twists, to be sure, but it's also lacking tension, ingenuity and fun.
March 12, 2010
Director Nimod Antal's stripped-down genre exercise -- there's not even a hint of a romantic subplot -- is unremarkable but efficient.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 16, 2010
You'd have to put me in a lock box to see it again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
January 22, 2010
A host of charismatic character actors, including Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne and Matt Dillon, slum it about amiably in Armoured, a B-movie action thriller, before it all implodes in the final unbelievable act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 22, 2010
None of the plan details so essential to a tense heist drama are given to us; the gang's individual characterisations get lost, and the movie gets boringly marooned in a Reservoir Dogsish abandoned stockyard. Disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
January 22, 2010
Despite an intriguing premise, it doesn't really go anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
January 22, 2010
Armored's first half is an overwrought, eye-rolling bro-venture, but once the actual robbery takes place, the film ratchets up into a solid testosterone-soaked thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
January 22, 2010
An underwhelming heist-gone-wrong movie that, inexplicably, has avoided going straight to DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 22, 2010
Things are jollied along by some very stiff acting, especially from Dillon. The film, shot in crisp widescreen, is surprisingly pleasant to look at. It is also surprisingly restrained.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 22, 2010
The internecine calamity that ensues is nicely paced by Nimród Antal - great name- and played with full-grimace intensity by Laurence Fishburne, Jean Reno, Skeet Ulrich and, the single phoner in the performances, Fred Ward. A safe bet for a DVD night.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 22, 2010
Not a classic like Reservoir Dogs but a perfectly watchable thriller thanks to a cast of old pros.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 22, 2010
Armored is based on a first-time script which, thanks to a bit of industry hype, became the subject of a bidding war among the studios. Sony won the day. Guys, you were robbed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
January 22, 2010
Somehow securing cinematic distribution when its script, plot and execution scream straight-to-DVD, Armoured is the worst kind of B-movie: a dull one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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