Triple 9 (DVD): Review


Triple 9 or officer down. A tried and tested method and plot idea for a movie. This is the premise of Triple 9 where a gang of criminals use a downed officer as a distraction to commit a heist on the other side of town.

With a film stacked so heavily with a cast of top names one would hope to acheive more in the form of a story. One can’t fault the acting nor the action sequences (which is a good thing with this being an action movie). These sadly do not make up for a lack of a good plot. The premise isn’t bad but the exectution falls short.

Triple 9 lacks to on the side of tension-building. Where the plot twists could have built this with audiences‚ leaving the viewer to try and out-guess the characters‚ or in the very least to add a little dose of shock and awe. A definite missed opportunity.

Fun action sequences‚ and while few‚ they do give the adrenal gland a kick. A great cast‚ but in the end‚ this is not going to push any bounds as far as thinking goes. Enjoy the action packed escape‚ on a day when you can no longer brain.


Triple 9 is available now, to purchase on disc, in South Africa.


Video is encoded at a high average bitrate, with no visible artefacts on screen. There is no visible colour bleed, and blacks are deep.

Users with the appropriate hardware or software can scale the picture up to a larger or higher resolution screen, should they so desire.


Audio is presented in a Dolby Digital 5.1 or 2.0 mix. These are encoded at a high bitrate, with clear dialogue on the centre channel of the 5.1 mix.


Navigation is simple and static. There is an option to select a specific disc chapter via chapter number or the use of a motion thumbnail.

Bonus Features

There are unfortunately no bonus features on this disc, other than trailers for Truth, Demolition and the Lego Marvel Avengers game. These can be skipped.


By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb:

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