Armored (2009)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 4, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 16, 2010
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This B-grade thriller has a good cast and director but is undone by plot holes and messy conclusion.

A.O. Scott
New York Times

An unabashed B movie: basic, brutal and sometimes clumsy, but far from dumb, and not bad at all.

Nick Pinkerton
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Paul Chambers

An action flick that gets bogged down with unlikely plot twists. Paul Chambers, CNN.

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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

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.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Isn't clever or inventive enough to seem like a high-stakes game.

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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader

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.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

It isn't bulletproof by a long shot, but director Nimrod Antal's grungy gang-of-thieves pic is tough and, for this genre, surprisingly ethical.

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Sean Axmaker

It's free of gimmicky twists, to be sure, but it's also lacking tension, ingenuity and fun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Boy does this start crappy, I mean come on...a film trying to make security guards look cool haha I think they've made a film about almost every kind of… More
Chris Weber
This starts off as a fairly strong thriller with a good build up, but then spirals out a control and gets a little ridiculous, ultimately adding up to something… More
Brian De Guelle
crap movie
Alexander Wilson
I very much enjoy watching action movies with good casts and decent scripts. So although there is not much substance, it felt a well balanced film to switch on… More
Directors Cat
I think this movie isn't getting the credit it deserves. It did have a few flaws and didn't have a lot of substance but all in all it was exciting to… More
Cynthia S.
My husband and I thought that this movie was really good! Good acting, Good suspense. All around interesting and exciting film!

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