Triple Frontier is a movie where Ben Affleck sells real estate in khakis, Oscar Isaac looks forlorn in a helicopter while Metallica blasts away on the soundtrack, Charlie Hunnam attempts to stifle his accent while delivering long monologues, and a donkey falls down a mountainside with bags of money strapped to its back. There's a lot going on and it can get overwhelming. By the end, you might have either dozed off, switched over to an episode of The Punisher, or decided to plan your own heist with some of your closest ex-military pals. You might have missed the final moment of the film, which suggests these guys who just barely escaped with their lives might actually go back and do the whole damn thing again.
Before director J.C. Chandor's grim adventure arrives at that final exchange, it has to lug so much plot to the finish line. After Isaac's private military contractor Santiago "Pope" Garcia recruits strategic mastermind Tom "Redfly" Davis (Affleck), buff pretty boy William "Ironhead" Miller (Hunnam), level-headed helicopter pilot Francisco "Catfish" Morales (Pedro Pascal), and nickname-less amateur MMA fighter Ben Miller (Garrett Hedlund) for one last (highly illegal) job where they rob a drug dealer's mansion in South America, the men find themselves on the run. Their helicopter crashes, they get in a deadly shootout with some villagers, and they strap the remaining loot to some pissed-looking donkeys. Pretty much everything goes wrong.
Then, in perhaps the movie's most surprising twist, Affleck's hard-charging leader, who got roped into the scheme to ensure his teenage daughter's future will be taken care of but finds himself unable to resist grabbing too much cash when the clock is ticking down, gets shot in the head by the son of one of the villagers he killed. There will be no redemption for Redfly, a man who was not meant sell condos or wear golf shirts. There will also be no sequel for Affleck, who gives the most distinct and compelling performance in a movie where individual characters don't exactly pop off the screen.