Triple Frontier

Critics Consensus

An outstanding cast and ambitious story help Triple Frontier overcome an uneven narrative -- and elevate the end result above a crowded field of grim and gritty heist thrillers.

73%

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Total Count: 120

56%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 1,589
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A group of former Special Forces operatives (Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal) reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. For the first time in their prestigious careers these unsung heroes undertake this dangerous mission for self instead of country. But when events take an unexpected turn and threaten to spiral out of control, their skills, their loyalties and their morals are pushed to a breaking point in an epic battle for survival. Directed by Academy Award (R) nominee J.C. Chandor (Margin Call, All Is Lost, A Most Violent Year) and co-written by Chandor and Academy Award (R) winner Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty).

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Cast

Ben Affleck
as Tom "Redfly" Davis
Oscar Isaac
as Santiago "Pope" Garcia
Charlie Hunnam
as William "Ironhead" Miller
Garrett Hedlund
as Ben Miller
Pedro Pascal
as Francisco "Catfish" Morales
Adria Arjona
as Yovanna
Sheila Vand
as Lauren Yates
Rey Gallegos
as Gabriel Martin Lorea
Christine Horn
as Retainment Officer
Shawn McBride
as Biker MMA
Pedro Lopez
as Gabriel
Mohamed Hakeemshady
as Helicopter Businessman
Juan Camilo Castillo
as Captain Diego
Maddy Wary
as Tess Davis
Miguel A. Baez, Jr.
as Lorea Guard #7
Luis R. Espinoza
as Lead Guard
Mario Quezada
as Cantina Thug
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Critic Reviews for Triple Frontier

All Critics (120) | Top Critics (25)

  • With Chandor doubling as director the movie looks great but makes surprisingly little of the personal conflicts that arise.

    Mar 27, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Alas, just as broken clocks have their moments of accuracy, even the most gifted directors occasionally offer up disappointments. Such is the case with J.C. Chandor's fourth film, Triple Frontier.

    Mar 21, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Triple Frontier features impeccable photography, strong acting, and well-staged action scenes that ooze tension.

    Mar 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • There are some zippy chase scenes and shootouts, and tension throughout. But the characters - especially the lethargic Affleck - make for more of a C-Team than an A-Team.

    Mar 14, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • There's a meta-narrative in there somewhere, condemning films like Triple Frontier for exploiting the violence of war for superficial ends, but Chandor doesn't delve into self-analysis long enough to make a point about it.

    Mar 13, 2019 | Full Review…
  • If you dig shoot-'em-up sequences, "Triple Frontier" has plenty and they're often the default. Yet what it does well - though not enough - is introduce the complicated motivations of characters and what's led them to this somewhat impossible mission.

    Mar 13, 2019 | Full Review…

    Brian Truitt

    USA Today
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Triple Frontier

  • Apr 12, 2019
    Triple Frontier seems to want to say some important things about the way the US simultaneously uses its soldiers to enforce its will on other nations, yet also completely fails to take care of said soldiers, especially after they've retired. But that really seems like an afterthought in a pretty baseline classic heist formula. Nobody fails Triple Frontier particularly, it just gets lost trying to pick between a brodown and a message.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 30, 2019
    If you want to read the review I wrote for this, go to letterboxd.com/HankIsDead514. I can no longer post long reviews on here and I'm not writing two separate reviews for the same movie.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Mar 28, 2019
    Some retired Special Forces guys, hard up for cash and back in the States (moaning about how they were used and then discarded), decide on one more mission: to rob a drug dealer in South America and keep the money for themselves - "to even the score". A heist film. The first part of it is about them finding the rationale (which they already had), the second part is about their action and escape. There are scenes of tension, but the work feels uneven, disjointed. Oscar Issac delivers a decent turn. Affleck doesn't seem like he wants to get off of the couch and go outside.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 23, 2019
    Star-studded Netflix action flick that starts out slowly but once it found its footing, things get pretty exciting. Having the supposed climax of the film happen rather early on makes everything coming after that pleasantly unpredictable. Thoroughly entertaining and with interesting characters, the viewer is gladly on board for the ride. Some parts play out maybe a tad too quickly, but overall the experience is pretty satisfying and even calls for a sequel.
    Jens S Super Reviewer

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