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A Los Angeles detective races to bust a group of notorious thieves before they can carry out a 20-million-dollar heist in this crime thriller from director/co-screenwriter John Luessenhop and writing partner Avery Duff. Their heists are planned to perfection, and they never leave behind a shred of evidence. But when greed gets the best of the gang and they agree to one last job, one seasoned detective (Matt Dillon) vows to put them behind bars for good. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Laughable subplots about Elba's addicted sister (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) and Dillon's crooked partner (Jay Hernandez) only slow the action, which is all this movie has going for it."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"Director John Luessenhop's aggressive approach to action scenes is frequently inspired."
‑ , Time Out New York
"Takers is an above average heist film and while it could have benefited from an R rating, it is still one of the better movies of the summer."
‑ Matt Joseph, We Got This Covered
"A mini-Michael Mann effort populated by one-dimensional clichés."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"The film borrows from dozens of classic heist pictures, but adds very little fresh, original or exciting to the mix."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Not terrible, but undemanding."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"With no emotional heft to the performances, it's hard to care whether anyone's dreams are dashed or fulfilled. That leaves the heist itself to compensate, but it only digs deeper into tired action movie cliches."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, NPR
"A fun and engaging film with an exciting young cast making the most out of an uneven script."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"No one's asking a low-priority contemporary robbery movie to be Rififi, but there's such a thing as striving for some kind of quality that will set you apart from the anonymous pack. And no one thought to do that here."
‑ Dave White, Movies.com
"Mindless mayhem perfect for fans of pyrotechnics for pyrotechnics sake!"
‑ Kam Williams, TheLoop21.com
"as long as you understand exactly what kind of hack cinema you are getting into, Takers can be pretty fun."
‑ Mary F. Pols, MSN Movies
"Someone has to say it, so I will: Shaky cam is out of control."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"It seems the writers thought the essentials of a heist film were a half-baked heist sequence and lots of gunfire. They seem to forget that if there's not a good story and characters in place to carry those extra elements, none of them will matter."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"Not even a good effort from Matt Dillon -- who seems to play the hard-done-by cop/security guard for the umpteenth time here -- can provide this stodgy outing with the caffeine kick it is sorely in need of."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"A consistently unwatchable actioner..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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