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Takers (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 27 August 2010 (USA)
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A group of bank robbers find their multi-million dollar plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective.

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John Luessenhop
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Brown ... Jesse Attica
Hayden Christensen ... A.J.
Matt Dillon ... Jack Welles
Michael Ealy ... Jake Attica
Idris Elba ... Gordon Jennings
Steve Harris ... Lt. Carver
T.I. ... Ghost (as Tip 'T.I.' Harris)
Jay Hernandez ... Eddie Hatcher
Johnathon Schaech ... Scott
Paul Walker ... John Rahway
Marianne Jean-Baptiste ... Naomi
Gaius Charles ... Max
Gideon Emery ... Sergei
Zulay Henao ... Monica
Glynn Turman ... Chief Detective Duncan
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Storyline

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. Written by The Massie Twins

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Taking Theaters Soon See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, a sexual situation/partial nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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USA

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English | Russian

Release Date:

27 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bone Deep See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,512,304, 29 August 2010

Gross USA:

$57,744,720

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,205,382
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In his annual appraisal of the year's top movies, author Stephen King called the armored car heist segment the best action sequence of 2010. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 28 mins) When the guys are being shot at in the hotel room, Jake asks where AJ is and you a cameraman is visible in the background. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Eddie Hatcher: [to Welles] You look like shit, man.
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Featured in Takers: Take Action! (2011) See more »

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My Head is Spinning
29 August 2010 | by TamPalmSee all my reviews

This movie is fast-paced and the cinematography (specifically the shaky camera thing) is clever and interesting when it's not irritating. Also, there is some eye candy for the ladies and some of the cast is full of interesting and appealing characters, some who actually do decent acting jobs ("some" is the operative word.) Those are the good points.

Now the other side. I like T.I. as a rapper and even thought he did an okay acting job in ATL a few years ago, but his acting here was just downright criminal. There was one scene in which he dominated the dialog that I actually said out loud, "his acting is so bad, it's offensive." You're actually offended that that is being pushed off as something you should buy as a viewer. You're wondering how no one in the director's booth was offended by it. In fairness, the fast action of the bulk of the movie shields the poor acting a bit, so the blow is blunted a bit. But between his poor acting and Chris Brown's sometimey acting, it was just a lot being asked of the viewer. Speaking of characters, the lack of character development is also a low point of the film. I agree with another commenter that you're asked to feel something for a character who dies, but you feel nothing because you really haven't been given anything to know or care about. And finally as others have stated, the plot is clichéd to the point that you're wondering if it's supposed to be a satire of some sort. But no, no satire. They're seriously trying to wrap Heat and Set it Off and Dead Presidents up in a big bow and pass it off as a new present. Just not a good thing to do.

I rate it a 5 on a 10-point scale because while it's not a great movie, it does hold your attention and as bad as some parts are, it's not the worst movie I've ever seen. So I say giving it about half credit is pretty accurate. In that vain, I won't say you should pay to see this or you shouldn't pay to see it. I say do the 50/50 thing--flip a coin. Either way, the earth won't shatter. This movie is just not that significant either way. It will probably be forgotten pretty soon.


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