Title: Triple Frontier
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Director: J.C. Chandor
Starring: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam
Runtime: 2 hrs 5 mins
What It Is: Santiago “Pope” Garcia (Isaac) has been working to fight the cartels all over Columbia. When he is given information by a source named Yovanna (Adria Arjona) on cartel leader Gabriel Lorea (Rey Gallegos) that could lead to his capture he has to use it. Before they attempt this he recruits some of his old military buddies to take Lorea’s castle. This is, of course, a dangerous mission one that may or may not be deadly. With precision and tact, they’re going to need to use their experience in order to survive what is sure to be a war.
What We Think: This was a LOT better then I thought it would be. J.C. Chandor has a certain flair about him. It’s an understated charm. One also prevalent in his other films like A Most Violent Year, Margin Call and the brilliant All is Lost. It never hurts to be working from a script co-written with Mark Boal..who just gets how to write a war film (he’s won 2 Oscars doing so). I think that this is a gripping and harrowing tale that goes places I didn’t expect it to. A seriously surprising thriller from Netflix who FOR ONCE is on a roll.
Our Grade: B, Ben Affleck shows that he still has some gas in the tank and Oscar Isaac should go ahead and continue working with Chandor. I recommend this one…highly. Luckily for the audiences out there its right there on Netflix. Check this one out! It’s a testosterone-fueled good time for all the audiences (if they’re adults). Obviously, J.C. Chandor does what he does. His films always take a rather smart approach to whatever genre he’s covering. There’s never talking down to the audience and that’s something I appreciate.