Triple 9 starts out trying to be a smart heist movie. But, the problem with heist movies is two fold - you need to create ultra-smart action and you need to have at least one good twist. This movie fails on both counts. Casey Affleck as an honest cop, Woody Harrelson as his uncle and a smart cop with not much to do besides looking shabby and Chiwetel Ejiofor as the man behind the two heists in the movie do a good job. However, the screenplay leaves all the characters dangling without allowing you to relate to them at any point. There is hardly any camaraderie between the crew of the heist job. The beautiful Kate Winslet surprisingly plays a negative role as the lady at the helm of a bunch of crimes. She is chillingly hostile and does well but the movie makes a complete mess of all these talented actors and actresses by hardly giving them much to perform. At the core, the movie relies on what is called the 999 cop code as a distraction for a heist, which in itself is extremely simple. The cinematography and chase scenes are routine and there is hardly anything to keep you on the edge of the seat. That for a modern-day heist movie is a big let-down. The movie also involves dirty cops and rough neighborhoods to add some meat to the story but these elements seem needless and do not cohere at all, to the rest of the story, including the mafia don who runs everything from a prison cell. It is not a bad movie to watch and you will not be bored, but it is not a movie worth your time and money. Take a call!