Sometimes a movie comes along that is so bad that even when you know it's going to be a bad movie you're disappointed in how bad it is. I knew from the previews that Armored would be an over-the-top shoot-em-up, but I thought the presence of Laurence Fishburne, Jean Reno, and Matt Dillon might raise the level a little. It's not that their performances were that bad, or that the special effects were bad, but the overall dumbness level was too high.
The movie focuses on a crew who works for an armored truck service who devises a fool-proof plan to steal $42 million from the company and get away with it. Of course we know that if the plan were really fool-proof, there would be no movie. When things begin to go awry, the thieves turn on each other, and everything spirals out of control. Dumbness on top of dumbness.
Bottom line, 1 star.