#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The war veteran, Ty Hackett, is hired to work as security guard by the Eagle Shield Security where his old friend Mike Cochroone works. Ty is having financial difficulties after the death of his father, and is raising his brother Jimmy alone. He teams up with Mike’s brother-in-law, Baines, and their coworkers Quinn, Palmer and Dobbs. One night, Mike invites Ty to join in the robbery of two armored trucks transporting forty-two million dollars. The reluctant Ty accepts after Mike promises that nobody would be hurt in the heist.
Plot: A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when an unexpected witness interferes, the plan quickly unravels and all bets are off.
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I’m not here to tell you “Armored” is Kubrickian, Hitchcockian or Fellini-esquire. Nope. Referenced directors are more like Don Siegel (“Charlie Varrick”) and Walter Hill (“The Warriors”). Those two helmers didn’t fool around with niceties like putting women in their movies. No skirts need apply. They unapologetically made guy movies. Guns, lots of guns. Men met violent death with a twitch of the jaw. Their movies were like a sap to the head. You want a friend? Get a dog.
“Armored” is so a guy movie. Dueling armored trucks? Bloody gunshot wounds? Exploding money? If that doesn’t get the lizard part of your brain excited, then stay away.
At 88 minutes, “Armored” is all muscle without an ounce of fat. We meet six security guards who drive armored trucks, three per truck. The six, led by Matt Dillon, scheme up a fake hijack involving two trucks. Their mission one day is to deliver $42 million from the federal reserve (I think). The idea is to drive both trucks to a warehouse, stash the cash, then stage a hijack. Sure, the cops will suspect them, but if they stick together they’ll get through it.
Trouble is, one of the six, played by Columbus Short, is a holdout. At first. But he faces eviction. And he’s the guardian for his messed up younger brother. He needs cash bad.
Matt Dillon cajoles, pleads, persuades the holdout. No blood on anyone’s hands. A clean getaway. All good, no bad. You’ll be rich forever. Blue skies smiling at you …
Everything goes to hell, of course. It’s one damned thing after another and the stakes keep going up. And it almost all happens claustrophobically inside an abandoned warehouse somewhere in Los Angeles. In fact, the movie goes out of its way to project a backdrop of industrial urban decay. I happen to like industrial urban decay.
Kudos to Matt Dillon, who plays the top bad dog. He goes from charming to disappointed to frustrated to outraged to totally effing insane in the course of the movie. Love that guy.
Also, credit is due to the menacing, throbbing, blistering and totally sinister electronic soundtrack by John Murphy. I am guessing he’s heard a few Tangerine Dream records.
Also, it’s surprising that this is a PG-13 movie. I caught one — one! — f-bomb in this entire movie about violent tough-guy robbers. On some level, I like that. Take the kids.
The director is Nimrod Antal, a Hungarian who made a fine noir set in the Budapest subway system called “Kontroll.” Screenwriter is an out-of-nowhere guy called James V. Simpson.
A lot of the people in this movie are just starting out. I am willing to bet the esteem given to this movie will rise as time goes on and these filmmakers advance in their careers.
which are the good guys?
This film confuses me. Nearly the entire movie, I’m rooting for the “bad guys” to win. A few other reviewers have said the same thing already, but I just had to get this off my chest.
The cast is great, the filming is wonderful and direction even seems OK. The story just sends me for a loop though. It’s a complete failure in concept of the script that makes this film fall flat.
It’s like Luke Skywalker siding with Darth Vader, since the Empire was the lawful government in the galaxy. After all, Luke et al. were really just some rebel insurgents causing problems and destabilizing the galaxy. Still we empathized with the rebel force, because people like the underdog and want to fight oppression. Where is that in this movie? The bank is foreclosing on the protagonists house and he gets the chance to steal their money. He’s a decorated war veteran and yet he’s not even allowed to work extra hours to try to make ends meet. To add insult to injury, the state is coming in to break up his family (taking his brother away to foster care). So what does he do? He turns on his friends, burns up $42 million and ends up with not so much as a thank-you. Some might say that the bank he served to protect might be willing to end the foreclosure of his house as a reward, but come on, we all now that’s fantasy. The banks would probably sue him for burning the money up or if they were feeling generous, simply collect their insurance payout for the lost currency. His only thank-you would be not to receive prosecution for going along with the plan when he submitted a false status report.
I’m not a screenwriter, but I think it should be obvious to most people that the plot is backwards here. I don’t care if the bank gets their money, I want to see the family stay together and keep their house. The only thing I was left with after this movie is the message that serving your masters is reward onto itself. Gee thanks, the good guys clearly lost at the end of this one and that’s depressing.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Thriller
Director Nimród Antal
Writer James V. Simpson
Actors Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Amaury Nolasco
Production Company Stars Road Entertainment, Farah Films
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 435 ES, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 2,397 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema