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Armored Reviews

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November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
December 18, 2009
It knows exactly what it wants to do and does it with a minimum of muss and fuss and that is more than I can say for a lot of the other movies that I have seen lately.
December 16, 2009
stands head-and-shoulders above inept Oscar bait the likes of The Lovely Bones and Nine
| Original Score: 3/5
December 11, 2009
While it is completely predictable Armored is also efficient and suspenseful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 11, 2009
The low-level desperation and the wavering of consciences, against a working-class backdrop in a slumping neighbourhood, turns this into not just a fairly gripping heist-gone-wrong movie, but a fairly gritty reflection of an anxious, bankrupted America.
December 8, 2009
A surprisingly tight heist movie that is much better than you expect. The solid cast of actors take you on a wild ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 7, 2009
An unabashed B movie: basic, brutal and sometimes clumsy, but far from dumb, and not bad at all.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 7, 2009
Armored won't win any prizes, but it does offer comforting evidence that there's still room for a well-crafted B movie among CG-laden spectacles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 5, 2009
Has a pleasingly gritty feel thanks to its use of chilly, metallic urban locations -- and at only 88 minutes, it's a very streamlined, no-nonsense genre film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 4, 2009
It isn't bulletproof by a long shot, but director Nimrod Antal's grungy gang-of-thieves pic is tough and, for this genre, surprisingly ethical.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 4, 2009
A strong high concept heist thriller, sometimes hindered by the predictability of the genre and it's marketing but regularly salvaged by the movie's strong direction and the quality of the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 4, 2009
Parental Content Review
December 4, 2009
Features Antal's characteristic emphasis on his characters rather than the situations into which they're thrust.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 4, 2009
Like the guards in the film, Armored knows it has a job to do, and established procedures to follow, and that it's just another day at the office. But if a job is worth doing, it's worth doing well ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 4, 2009
A reasonably clean machine of escapist entertainment, directed resourcefully by Antal, who mines a generous amount of suspense out of a skeletal scenario.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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