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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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2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Everyone's after something See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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USA

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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:

$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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2.35 : 1
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2nd film to star Idris Elba and Zoe Saldana. They starred together in The Losers just 4 months before this film came out. See more »

Goofs

A Ducati sports motorcycle is used throughout the movie. Ducatis are renowned for their distinctive twin cylinder snort, which is unlike almost every other modern bike. Yet, every time it appears the sound we hear is that of a big Japanese 4 cylinder sports bike, nothing remotely like the sound of a Ducati. See more »

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[first lines]
Eddie Hatcher: [to Welles] You look like shit, man.
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Featured in T.I.: Yeah Ya Know (Takers) (2010) See more »

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Empty Streets
Written and Performed by William Heid
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Predictable
1 January 2011 | by priyantha-bandaraSee all my reviews

Heists, robberies, thieves all seems very attractive words when it comes to movie business. And some names like Italian Job, Oceans 11 have proved to be the brim of excitement and thrill and made movie history bit more vivid and interesting. However not always this is true. Even though some movies come out with stunning trailers and impressive cast they fail to pull out the obvious, the story and the drama. And I think 'Takers' fail in the same spot.

'Takers' is a story about a gang of thieves who live luxurious life from the money they manage to rob. Well informed, organized and trained in their livelihood of taking what belongs to others, they seem to know what they are doing. But one day their history starts to bite them in their back and meanwhile a restless cop starts to sniff his way up to their doorstep. In between thundering loud bullet exchanges and lightning fast pursuits 'Takers' have its moments of thrill and suspense. And even the cast is not bad. Eye candy for the woman viewers for sure with Paul Walker and Hayden Christensen in front seats of the whole game the movie, but has poor female characters presentation. The hot Zoe Saldana represents a bit of woman on the movie but her face time is quite unnoticeable.

Even though the action, cinematography, cast is quite good there are certain key areas where 'Takers' fail to deliver. One big failure is the plot. There is no magic in it. Looks Cliché and quite predictable if you are a fan of heist movies all along. And the character development is very poor. You hardly get to know any character so you don't actually feel anything towards them when the story throws emotional moments at you. So the impressive cast is not actually worth it after all.

'Takers' is a thrill ride with a big emptiness surrounding it. I won't consider watching it again unless it's free on HBO and its a lazy jobless day.


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