TRIPLE FRONTIER boasts some of the hottest talent around, plus Ben Affleck who really needs a hit. It sort-of ends up being the kind of thriller SICARIO 2 should have been. It’s got momentum, a beautifully hostile environment and a fair few heart-in-your mouth moments. Nothing profound is left to be said about manly men with guns being manly men with guns, but greed giving way to survival instincts and the team being forced to ditch stupider and stupider amounts of money to get over a mountain intact is a pretty good thematic drive. The in-the-moment chemistry between characters works well enough, but it would have been nice to have felt a bit more of their history. It would have also been nice if Charlie Hunnam hadn’t left his American accent behind a rock somewhere about halfway through, but Oscar Issac and Pedro Pascal pick up the slack no problem at all. SSP
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