Armored

Armored

Nimrod Antal (2009)

84min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this workmanlike thriller from Vacancy director Nimrod Antal, security guards plot to rob their own reinforced vans and blame the theft of $42 million in cash on an outside gang. However, the supposedly perfect, non-violent and victimless crime unsurprisingly goes awry, and the bullets start flying as the crews turn on each other. Stomp the Yard's Columbus Short provides the film's moral compass, as the Iraq War veteran and new boy on the block who's struggling with mounting bills at home. He challenges the authority of gruff alpha males Matt Dillon and Laurence Fishburne, neither of whom is called upon to do much more than scowl and get handy with a gun. Antal's attempts to crank up the tension are telegraphed far too often and undermined by a flagrant disregard for logic, meaning this never delivers quite enough bang for your buck.

Summary

A down-on-his-luck new recruit at an armoured truck company agrees to join his colleagues in a heist on one of their own vehicles, on the condition that no one gets hurt. However, when the plan starts to unravel and a witness is murdered, the thieves begin to turn on one another. Crime thriller, starring Matt Dillon, Columbus Short, Jean Reno and Laurence Fishburne.

Cast & Crew

Mike Cochrone Matt Dillon
Ty Hackett Columbus Short
Quinn Jean Reno
Baines Laurence Fishburne
Palmer Amaury Nolasco
Dobbs Skeet Ulrich
Duncan Ashcroft Fred Ward
Eckehart Milo Ventimiglia
Director Nimrod Antal
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: SonyAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 22 Jan 2010
Drama