This action film is suspenseful, violent and graphic in parts. It is only afterwards when you think back on it that you realise how many plot holes there are. The tale centres around a group of criminals and corrupt police officers who plan the murder of a colleague to help them pull off a heist. The stellar cast helps distract audiences from the vague plot only because it is always a joy to watch actors including Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul and Norman Reedus. Kate Winslet is a surprising choice as the antagonist, looking like an 80s pop star with a thick Russian accent. Perhaps writer Matt Cook and director John Hillcoat were trying to make Triple 9 a film about police corruption with substance in the style of The Departed, but it is more like a low level Liam Neeson action film – entertaining at the time but barely memorable.