Takers
Takers (2010)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 18, 2011
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28%
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62%



Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Takers boasts some gripping set pieces and keeps things moving quickly, but its two-dimensional characters, clichéd script, and brazenly derivative plot make it hard to recommend.

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

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.

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Time Out New York

Director John Luessenhop's aggressive approach to action scenes is frequently inspired.

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered

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.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Not terrible, but undemanding.

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Ian Buckwalter
NPR

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.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A fun and engaging film with an exciting young cast making the most out of an uneven script.

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Mary F. Pols
MSN Movies

as long as you understand exactly what kind of hack cinema you are getting into, Takers can be pretty fun.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

Someone has to say it, so I will: Shaky cam is out of control.

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
I've seen about a squillion movies (yes, that's because I'm old), and this was one of the better ones of this genre. As heist movies go this was… More
Cynthia S.
Just another "trying to be cool" heist movie.
Lady D'arbanville
My predicted rating: 3.5 stars There is a fair bit of Action in this heist film and a pretty good line up of Actors, which sort of gives it an Oceans Eleven… More
Mike S
Slam-bang crime caper, in the same spirit as films like <i>Heat</i> and <i>Ocean's Eleven</i>. Going pedal-to-the-metal from the… More
Jan Marc Macababayao
Takers is an unoriginal, chaotic, senseless mayhem of cops chasing robbers offering little new perspective to the crime-action genre. Laughable, embarrassing… More
Japes .
I only watched it because some of my favorite actors are in it. The action was awesome, but after watching Fast Five, I can't say Takers was very good.… More

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