Triple Frontier

Triple Frontier ★★★½

I just want you to know
I can see through your masks
You that never done nothin’
But build to destroy
You play with my world
Like it’s your little toy

~Bob Dylan, "Masters of War"

A gripping jungle heist thriller with an all-star cast that smuggles in some very timely skepticism towards the value of American interventionism. Surprise MVP is bloated Ben Affleck, who leans into the ambiguously scummy side of his persona that made Nick Dunne so compellingly inscrutable in Gone Girl to create an ostensibly principled, self-righteous military man whose paper-thin convictions serve to mask naked self-interest and callousness. How many good films does J.C. Chandor have to make until he is finally recognized as a top talent?

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