What's perhaps most refreshing about Amored is the fact that it favours the old standard style of in-camera and stunt shooting instead of CGI. With the amount of films employing the latter these days, it's great to see a film go in the opposite direction. It really helps to give the film a sense of realism and relatability.
The film focuses on the member of the team who is trying to stop the rest of the team stealing the money (the aforementioned one whose house is going to be seized), played with the everyman quality that the role needs by Columbus Short. To be fair, even if his money troubles storyline isn't the most original in the world, it's a well trodden one that works just fine here. It at least keeps it grounded in real life, allowing us to ask ourselves the question, "If I was in that situation, wouldn't I take the risk for the money?"
So there's nothing particularly special about Armored when it comes down to it which results in a rather forgettable and throwaway film. But that doesn't mean that while it lasts it isn't enjoyable and it delivers the type of efficient and well-oiled crime thriller you'd hope for. I have a liking for films about a team of people "pulling off a job" and Armored ticks enough of the boxes of what I expect from a film of its type.