Triple Frontier is the newest offering from Netflix that hopes to straddle the genre lane-line between action-thriller and Oscar contender. Starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Pedro Pascal and Garret Hedlund, Frontier follows the story of a close-knit group of former Army Rangers who reunite some years after retiring from active duty to undertake in a legally-hazy, off-the-books mission to South America to murder a despotic drug-lord and steal the estimated 75 million dollars he’s suspected to be sitting on. Complications can undoubtedly be expected to ensue.
From this relatively simple, but elegant premise, director J.C. Chandor and writer Mark Boal craft an entertaining, coherent and suspenseful tale. One I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to any fans of the genres of military films, heist films and social commentary vehicles. But that doesn’t mean the film isn’t without its little peccadilloes, some of which require a deeper investigation.
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