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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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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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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)  »

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Bone Deep  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,512,304, 29 August 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$57,744,720

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,055,695
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Filming was temporarily halted so the cast and crew could watch TV on the night that Barack Obama was elected President. See more »

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Idris Elba's character is named Gordon Cozier, but he is listed in the end credits as playing "Gordon Jennings". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Eddie Hatcher: [to Welles] You look like shit, man.
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References The Italian Job (2003) See more »

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Underdog
Written by Sergio Pizzorno
Performed by Kasabian
Courtesy of RCA Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Entertaining but not great
2 September 2010 | by 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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