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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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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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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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27 August 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bone Deep  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,512,304 (USA) (27 August 2010)

Gross:

$57,744,720 (USA) (12 November 2010)
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The first and last exchange between Idris Elba's character and Paul Walker's character are exactly the same, albeit the lines are switched the second time around. See more »

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After the firefight in the hotel and they are in the back room standing around for a brief second on the right hand side you can see the leg and arm of one of the production crew. See more »

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[first lines]
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Dude Descending a Staircase
Written by Trevor Gray, Howard Gray, Noko, Psycho Les (as Lester Fernandez),
Juju Gigante (as Jerry Tineo) and Abiodun Oyewole
Performed by Apollo 440
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Limited
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Entertaining but not great
2 September 2010 | by (Washington Heights, NY) – See all my reviews

I must say this film was entertaining at best. The best performances coming from Matt Dillon and Tip "T.I." Harris. The actions sequences, while very intense, were ruined at times by the shaky camera movements, especially during the chase sequences. The storyline, while it had original elements, was flawed and certain scenes you could see coming from a mile away. The only thing I admire from this film is that it tries to give all of its stars equal screen time and importance, just like the far superior film it tries to emulate "Heat". Takers, attempts to be an heist film with a heart to which the younger generation can connect, but fails to deliver the goods. I commend T.I. for his performance and executive producing this project, but I think it still needed work as far as the storyline and the filming are concerned. My suggestion is to skip it and wait for it on DVD.


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