Triple Frontier Reviews

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March 27, 2019
With Chandor doubling as director the movie looks great but makes surprisingly little of the personal conflicts that arise.
March 21, 2019
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.
March 17, 2019
Triple Frontier features impeccable photography, strong acting, and well-staged action scenes that ooze tension.
March 14, 2019
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.
March 13, 2019
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.
March 13, 2019
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.
March 12, 2019
While the action itself is vividly shot and often quite tense, the characters are so thinly drawn that it's impossible to connect with them, much less care about whether they make a clean getaway with their stolen millions.
March 8, 2019
Triple Frontier has the good sense to take a macho, "Expendables"-like set-up and turn it inward. It just doesn't go far enough.
March 7, 2019
Triple Frontier becomes a fascinating sustained exercise in absurdist triage, as one mishap after another forces the men to decide whether they're prepared to throw away obscene amounts of money in order to save their skins.
March 7, 2019
It's a movie that maybe tries to do too much, but it does enough of it well to keep you glued to the screen.
March 6, 2019
This Netflix action blowout gets a pass on mindless escapism, but its attempt to sell itself as something deeper is beyond redemption.
March 6, 2019
"Triple Frontier" is a slog-not just for the men hiking through the rough Andes terrain with bags of money, but for audiences as well.
March 6, 2019
The idea behind "Triple Frontier" could have easily supported a multi-layered movie filled with action, interesting characters and ethical quandaries. That was certainly the intent, to be sure, but the film comes up short in all three areas.
March 6, 2019
Fails as an action film, fails as a drama.
March 6, 2019
When greed runs up against conscience, you've got a story. It does in "Triple Frontier," and the story of that collision is a violent and thought-provoking one.
March 6, 2019
From the direction to the script to the production elements to the performances, "Triple Frontier" is a first-class ride.
March 6, 2019
That Chandor's film cannot quite reconcile [its] eventual tonal shift... becomes his own undoing.
March 6, 2019
It would be easy for Chandor and Boal to take "Triple Frontier" down an obvious path, but the direction they choose is more complex, morally damning, and affecting. "Triple Frontier" is a smart heist movie with a conscience and a soul.
March 6, 2019
"Triple Frontier" is a solid, engrossing genre item with designs on being something more. It doesn't quite get there but it does well enough along the way to make the journey worth taking.
March 6, 2019
There may be no honor among thieves, but Triple Frontier certainly makes watching them pretty entertaining.
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