Triple 9

John Hillcoat, the Australian director behind The Proposition and The Road, has proven quite adept at dark, violent thrillers stuffed to the gills with gritty and bloody anti-heroes, but with Triple 9 it feels like he’s hit the mothe

John Hillcoat, the Australian director behind The Proposition and The Road, has proven quite adept at dark, violent thrillers stuffed to the gills with gritty and bloody anti-heroes, but with Triple 9 it feels like he’s hit the mother lode. Gathering a stacked deck of criminals and corrupt cops — played by the likes of Aaron Paul, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Anthony Mackie, with Teresa Palmer, Gal Gadot and even Kate Winslet riding shotgun — to pull off the heist to end all heists, this time Hillcoat seems to have his sights on a white-hot combination of Heat and The Usual Suspects with Tarantino-esque sensibilities (think True Romance minus Gary Oldman and the overt homages). (Opens wide Friday) (R) Not screened in time for review

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