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Armored (2009)

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A newbie guard for an armored truck company is coerced by his veteran coworkers to steal a truck containing $42 million. But a wrinkle in their supposedly foolproof plan divides the group, leading to a potentially deadly resolution.

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Jimmy Hackett (as Andre Jamal Kinney)
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Dispatcher #1
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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. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They Did everything to make the Plan go well, What went wrong? See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence, some disturbing images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 December 2009 (USA)  »

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Armoured  »

Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,511,128 (USA) (6 December 2009)

Gross:

$15,988,876 (USA) (10 January 2010)
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The film was accidentally released by Sony on the PlayStation Network for free whilst it was still playing in cinemas. Although the mistake was quickly spotted - and the film pulled from PlayStation - it was downloaded thousands of times. See more »

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Even after all the truck has been through during the robbery, its windshield is still perfectly clean as Mike chases Ty through the factory. See more »

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Ty Hackett: Rise and shine, let's go... You gonna miss the bus, get up.
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The Candy Song
Written by Christopher Allen Goss (as Christopher Goss) and Tim Harrington
Performed by Masters of Reality
Courtesy of Delicious Vinyl
By Arrangement with Shelly Bay Music
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Armored
8 January 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I had been amazed by director Antal's Kontroll back in 2003. His first American project, Vacancy, was less impressive but a decent start. Armored is his second feature and while the visual signature is recognizable, the film never rises above the level of a B movie.

It's a shame because the main premise has all the ingredients for twists and turns and the ensemble cast featuring many quality actors should be able to deliver. Antal could have made a great heist film but instead goes for an action flick. Then again he could have shot a cool action flick but it doesn't really deliver in that department either.

What you are left with is one implausible situation after another, a group of poorly sketched characters bicker and fight over a sum of money. If you look past the sharp cinematography, cast and the tight music score, you're left with what could have been a below average direct-to-video featuring Van Damme or Seagal.

This was probably the most disappointing movie for me in quite some time.


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