“Out here there is no good, there is no bad. To survive out here you gotta out-monster the monster. Can you do that?” – Sergeant Detective Jeffrey Allen
In some respects, Triple 9 has been unfairly compared to Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario. Both films are highly intense, edge of your seat thrillers but in my honest opinion, Sicario fares better largely due to the unnerving nature of the film. However Triple 9 does stand on its own merits. Directed by John Hillcoat (The Road, Lawless) this is a gritty portrayal of ‘cops and robbers’. The morality goes out the window and quickly descends into a chaotic battleground of false promises, allegiances and codes.