Armored

Theatrical Release: December 4, 2009
Armored
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Synopsis

A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist… against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when an unexpected witness interferes, the plan quickly unravels and all heck breaks loose; all bets are off and each man must fight to survive on a dog-eat-dog battleground made of steel.

Dove Review

This is an escapism film and the pace is fast and furious at times. Not long into the movie, the heist is pulled off seemingly without a hitch. However, an unexpected witness throws a wrench into the plan. The acting is convincing with Columbus Short playing Ty Hackett, an Iraq War veteran who resigns from the Army. After his parents pass away it falls to him to raise his younger brother. He winds up in his Father’s old job as an armed guard. He works with a man named Cochrane (Matt Dillon), who is also believable in his role. Interestingly, Dillon hasn’t aged that much over the years. Greed is obviously the main motivation here and as the plot unravels several bodies and bloodied characters are a result.

When a character is killed near the beginning Ty, who was unaware that there would be any killing, no longer wishes to go along with the plan. His guilt is a nice moral in a film which, unfortunately, is filled with violence and some bloody scenes. This includes a homeless man being shot in the back and in the head and another character committing suicide. Along with the violence there are a few strong sexual innuendos and strong language so we are unable to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this film.

Content Description

Sex: Innuendos including one about male genitalia; photos of women in various poses are seen in men's lockers although no nudity is seen.
Language: GD-2; F-1; S-12; Slang for male genitalia-1; G/OMG-2
Violence: A scene in which there is talk about thieves being killed; a homeless man falls from a few stories above ground; homeless man is shot in back and in head; some characters are seen with blood on them; a few cars slam into others; a man is shot in stomach and some bleeding is seen; man dragged down steps and his head bangs on the steps; punching; a character commits suicide by jumping off roof but his fall is not seen; man stabbed in stomach; a fight with head butts; a man is struck in groin area; a bomb explodes, killing two characters; car crashes into other and a crash kills a character.
Drugs: Drinking in a few scenes; a man drinks from a flask; a man takes an aspirin or something like it; smoking in a few scenes.
Nudity: Shirtless men are seen.
Other: A few jump scenes which might frighten some viewers; men seen giving into the temptation of greed; a lack of respect for the homeless.

Info

Company: Sony/Screen Gems
Producer: Joshua Donen
Genre: Action
Runtime: 88 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter