Armored Reviews

November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
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.
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.
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
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.
December 7, 2009
An unabashed B movie: basic, brutal and sometimes clumsy, but far from dumb, and not bad at all.
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.
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.
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.
December 4, 2009
It's a film without twists, where everything is what it seems, and when the mess has been resolved, it's even at a loss for a proper denouement. Armored just ends-and with it, so does the access to plush chairs and free air conditioning.
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.
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.
December 4, 2009
Alas, Armored is one predictable and forgettable movie that should consider itself very lucky not to have gone straight to DVD.
December 4, 2009
An initially intriguing plot line makes a messy getaway in this throwback heist movie.
December 4, 2009
A so-so heist-gone-awry thriller, light on the thrills, Armored doesn't exactly take its audience captive.
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 ...