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Vacancy director Nimród Antal helms the crime thriller Armored, starring Columbus Short as Ty, an armored truck guard who gets wrapped up in a heist scheme hatched by his godfather and mentor on the job, Mike (Matt Dillon). Along with a team that includes Laurence Fishburne, Jean Reno, and Skeet Ulrich, the group makes off with a shipment of 40 million dollars, but things start to unravel when one of them kills a homeless man as they stash the cash. Ty, who almost didn't sign on to the job but caved when his house was on the verge of foreclosure and his brother nearly taken out of his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What distinguishes this robbery-gone-wrong flick is the authentically blue-collar vibe, as well as its stellar ensemble cast and terrific direction from Vacancy's Nimrod Antal."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"This unambitious caper flick takes a while to get moving but gradually develops a modest meat-and-potatoes appeal, compromised in the third act by a whopping and perfectly avoidable plot hole."
‑ Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader
"An action flick that gets bogged down with unlikely plot twists. Paul Chambers, CNN."
‑ Paul Chambers, CNNRadio
"Director Nimod Antal's stripped-down genre exercise -- there's not even a hint of a romantic subplot -- is unremarkable but efficient."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"A host of charismatic character actors, including Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne and Matt Dillon, slum it about amiably in Armoured, a B-movie action thriller, before it all implodes in the final unbelievable act."
‑ Kevin Maher, Times [UK]
"An unabashed B movie: basic, brutal and sometimes clumsy, but far from dumb, and not bad at all."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"Antal is never much beyond serviceable here, but he does make a chase-duel between two entirely identical armored cars almost decipherable, which is no mean feat."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, L.A. Weekly
"Isn't clever or inventive enough to seem like a high-stakes game."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"You'd have to put me in a lock box to see it again."
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"None of the plan details so essential to a tense heist drama are given to us; the gang's individual characterisations get lost, and the movie gets boringly marooned in a Reservoir Dogsish abandoned stockyard. Disappointing."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Armored won't win any prizes, but it does offer comforting evidence that there's still room for a well-crafted B movie among CG-laden spectacles."
‑ Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
"It's a film without twists, where everything is what it seems, and when the mess has been resolved, it's even at a loss for a proper denouement. Armored just ends-and with it, so does the access to plush chairs and free air conditioning."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"It's free of gimmicky twists, to be sure, but it's also lacking tension, ingenuity and fun."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"Armored should crackle with nervous energy; however, the bland characters don't get much of interest to do and are virtually interchangeable."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"The absolute awfulness of Armoured can't be ignored but with a group of friends and an open bar, there is still plenty of fun to be had."
‑ Limara Salt, Little White Lies
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