Triple 9

Cops honest and otherwise clash with Russian mobsters on the mean streets of Atlanta in this extremely violent thriller directed by John Hillcoat. A mafia moll (Kate Winslet) blackmails corrupt officers (most prominently Chiwetel Ejiofor and Anthony Mackie) into carrying out a bank robbery, hoping to free her jailed lover back in Moscow. But a detective (Woody Harrelson) and his nephew, a rookie (Casey Affleck), suspect trouble and slowly begin to unravel the conspiracy. This multilayered drama is a twisted tale of extortion, revenge and (ultimately) justice. The eventual wrap-up may be morally acceptable, but along the path to it a whole lot of bullets are spent and buckets of blood are shed - all to an ear-splitting soundtrack. The squeamish and those averse to grit will do well to choose another movie.

Watch out for: Pervasive bloody violence, including gunplay and torture, drug use, full female and rear male nudity, frequent crude and profane language.

Rated: L, limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling; MPAA: R

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