Triple 9

Featured In Issue 207, June 2016

WSR Score3.5
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Strong violence and language throughout, drug use, and some nudity.
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John Hillcoat
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Triple 9 is an action-packed thriller, with a bank robbery just the tip of the iceberg, when two cops in Atlanta begin suspecting that members of their own team are involved. Not knowing whom to trust and how deep the corruption goes, the clock is ticking as they try to uncover the truth—before they become the target for the next deadly job. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurettes Under The Gun (HD 02:43) and An Authentic World (HD 02:41), four deleted scenes (HD 07:54), upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, photographed in Panavision® using Arri Alexa cameras, exhibits a raw appearance, which enhances the sense of realism. The color palette is natural enough but generally reserved. The imagery can be extremely dark, in which case noise is apparent. Often scenes are dark, and overall there is deep black characteristics of police uniforms, which depress detail. Contrast is acceptable but not really great. Shadow delineation is variable but often buried in blackness. Resolution is generally good, especially during close-ups of facial features and hair. Generally, this is a dark picture with a raw quality that lacks any sense of pristine presence. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is often bass emphasized, as in the music score. Atmospherics are pretty well defined and natural sounding, and sound effects, such as gunfire, helicopters, police sirens, etc., are realistic sounding. The music, which is an almost-constant presence, is electronic sounding, with a wide soundstage that aggressively extends to the surrounds. Dialogue is generally well integrated spatially. Overall, this is a soundtrack that effectively supports the dark storytelling. (Gary Reber)