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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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Money doesn't count See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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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Country:

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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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Shipped to theaters under the code name "Wide Ranging". See more »

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When Cozier went to visit his sister in rehab as they are talking a woman that sits on the bench can be seen sitting in the bench in some shots and gone in others. See more »

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An impressive diverse cast of mid-level celebrities!
30 August 2010 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'TAKERS': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

An impressive diverse cast of mid-level celebrities and some pretty stunning action scenes highlight this bank robber / obsessed cop heist film directed by newcomer John Luessenhop. The cast includes Matt Dillon, Idris Elba, Paul Walker, Hayden Christensen (who after having to deliver such awful dialog and mellow drama in the last three 'STAR WARS' films has actually done pretty well for himself career-wise, compared to like Mark Hamill or Carrie Fisher), Jay Hernandez, Zoe Saldana, Michael Ealy, Jonathon Schaech, pop singer Chris Brown and rapper T.I. (Brown and T.I. Also executive produced the film). Like 'THE EXPENDABLES' this film made the smart choice of putting all these actors together, any one or even two by themselves wouldn't have drawn much attention or cash but adding them all together made for a flashy looking film (It made $21 million in it's first weekend, that's pretty impressive for this type of film). The movie is a pretty routine cops and robbers film, sort of a second rate 'HEIST', but it's also surprisingly entertaining!

The film follows a team of five expert and professional bank robbers (Elba, Walker, Christensen, Brown and Ealy) as they team up with an ex-partner of theirs (T.I.), who was just released from prison, on a dangerous armored truck heist, worth $20 million. The movie also focuses on an obsessed cop (Dillon) hot on their trail and his seemingly more 'by the book' partner (Hernandez). Drama ensues as the 'loose canon' cop neglects his young daughter and the bank robbers feel friction and mistrust for their ex-partner. There's also a side story revolving around the crooks leader (Elba) and his drug addicted sister (played by Marianne Jean-Baptiste).

For the most part the characters are underdeveloped and what is developed isn't something we haven't seen hundreds of times before but the cast adds a lot of character and charm to their roles. Each actor is cast perfectly in his or her part (although the female parts are pretty small); Dillon and Elba are always at their best but actors like Walker and Christensen are actually given a brief chance to shine in movies like this. The action scenes are also stunning. The two heists are extremely impressive and there's a breathtaking foot chase scene! The movie is surprisingly entertaining. I went into the movie expecting to be mildly amused but I was hooked for the most part, largely due to the cast and action.

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