Triple Frontier is the new action film by Netflix, directed by J. C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year, 2014) and written by Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, 2009).
In development since 2010, the film was originally under Paramount production, and names like Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp and Channing Tatum were involved at some point. In April of 2017, Paramount decided not to continue with the project and the movie was picked up by Netflix a month later, with a worldwide streaming release on March 13th, 2019.
In Triple Frontier, five US Special Forces veterans decide for the first time to use their skills for their own benefit, so they plan to play a millionaire heist to a drug lord hidden in the depths of the South American jungle. The movie stars Ben Affleck (Justice League, 2017) as Tom “Redfly” Davis, Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, 2017) as Santiago “Pope” Garci, Charlie Hunnam (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, 2017) as William “Ironhead” Miller, Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound, 2017) as Ben Miller and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones, 2014) as Francisco “Catfish” Morales.
Although at first the operation marches according to plan, the film becomes a thriller as the characters’ escape becomes increasingly complicated. With great cinematography, beautiful shots of the Andes mountain range and a great script, Triple Frontier turns out to be better than expected.
Breaking the mold of the typical action movies, the film is full of memorable moments and charismatic characters, in which the spectators can immerse themselves and end up deeply satisfied with an ending that gives the chance to a sequel that we would all be happy to watch.