Ben Affleck and Charlie Hunnam Gear Up in Quiet Netflix Release ‘Triple Frontier’
Triple Frontier is the kind of throwback men-on-a-mission movie that Hollywood studios don’t make anymore. The testosterone-infused tale about a group of former Special Forces operatives who reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America was stuck in development hell before being rescued by Netflix, who celebrated with a star-studded premiere on March 3 at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Despite being directed by Academy Award nominee J.C. Chandor (Margin Call, All Is Lost, A Most Violent Year), co-written by Chandor and Academy Award winner Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), and starring an all-star cast (Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garret Hedlund, Pedro Pascal), Triple Frontier has stealthily slipped under the public’s radar with a limited March 6 theatrical release before going live on Netflix March 13.
We don’t know if this undercover approach was a sly nod to the clandestine action anti-heroes in the movie or if the film just isn’t good. Regardless, we do hold out hope that the big-budgeted streaming release will enlist more men-on-a-mission movies that we can watch in our sweats on a hangover Sunday.
Check out some of Mandatory’s favorite men-on-a-mission movies.
'Triple Frontier' - Premiere Party
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'The Dirty Dozen'
'The Wild Bunch'
'The Guns of Navarone'
'Saving Private Ryan'
'The Great Escape'
'The Magnificent Seven'