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"To protect and serve yourself."
  • PG-13
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 5.7  (31,698)
  • 50

In the movie Armored, a group of armored truck guards hatch a plan to rob their own security vehicle. The lead character, Ty Hackett (Columbus Short), is a struggling Iraq War veteran who is in desperate need of money to keep his younger brother in school. Ty is initially hesitant to participate in the heist, but the other guards convince him that it's an easy job with no risk involved. But when things go wrong, they quickly realize that they may have bitten off more than they can chew.

As the heist begins, the guards quickly take control of the armored truck and tie up their unsuspecting partner, Mike Cochrane (Matt Dillon). The rest of the film centers around the ensuing tension as the robbers attempt to evade the police and make off with the loot. But as the plan starts to unravel, the group becomes increasingly desperate and violent. The tension builds to a thrilling conclusion as Ty tries to do the right thing and prevent anyone from getting hurt.

Throughout the film, there are moments of insightful character development, particularly with Ty's relationship with his brother and his struggle to heal from the trauma of war. Matt Dillon delivers a solid performance as the courageous Cochrane, who becomes the lone voice of reason in the midst of the chaos. Laurence Fishburne also gives a strong performance as the leader of the group, Baines, who becomes increasingly unhinged as things spiral out of control.

One of the strengths of the film is the way it creates a palpable sense of tension and danger. The confined space of the armored truck, combined with the claustrophobic camera work, makes the audience feel like they are in the vehicle with the robbers. The script also keeps the action moving at a fast pace, never allowing the tension to dissipate.

Another strength of the film is its attention to detail. The armored truck heist is executed with precision and realism, with the robbers using actual tools and techniques used by real armored truck thieves. This attention to detail adds an element of authenticity to the film that is often missing from other action-thriller movies.

Overall, Armored is a well-crafted and engaging action-thriller that is sure to satisfy fans of the genre. The strong performances and attention to detail help to elevate the film above typical Hollywood fare, making it a standout in its category. It's a must-see for anyone who enjoys a tightly wound suspense movie, and it's sure to keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Armored is a 2009 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7 and a MetaScore of 50.

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    5.7  (31,698)
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