Takers

2010 "Who's Taking Who?"
6.2| 1h47m| PG-13| en| More Info
Released: 26 August 2010 Released
Producted By: Rainforest Entertainment
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Official Website: http://www.whoarethetakers.com/
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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 Attica (Chris Brown) 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 out their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals.

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Hellen I like the storyline of this show,it attract me so much
NipPierce Wow, this is a REALLY bad movie!
Phonearl Good start, but then it gets ruined
BallWubba Wow! What a bizarre film! Unfortunately the few funny moments there were were quite overshadowed by it's completely weird and random vibe throughout.
Maisie This is not a summary; those can be found online. This is a review, an evaluation that will stir your curiosity so much it will cause a desire to see the movie, whether it is good or a bad waste of time.When a villain owns the ability to make a viewer cry, it is obvious how stunning and intoxicating the film is; 'Takers' is the epitome of this. Out of the five main villains- or perhaps protagonists- of the story, each one had the capability and the confidence to tear at the watcher's heart. Every character possessed and agonized his own tragedy, making him so real and more complex than just the offender of the film. The characters within drag the audience deep into their world and cause them to empathize. The audience suffers his misfortune, they grieve his heartbreak, they live his tragedy. 'Takers' is brilliant with an inviting and invigorating story line, but the characters hold the gold.This movie is not just a classic modern take on a con-heist; this movie is a relevant and tormenting tragedy that can bring the audience to tears. The beauty of this film is that the story shows the audience an action-packed plot, but gives each and everyone one of the characters a flaw or a struggle that causes him weakness. They are all criminals, yet the watcher can feel for and empathize with every villain. The main characters are antiheroes with ugly and dirty desires, yet they all have a little humanity within that doesn't allow the audience to look away. The films allow the viewers to look past their crooked and nasty ways and see them as a person, a person who is troubled and in pain. How many crime movies nowadays own the power to cause the audience to wipe their eyes at the end of a film? How many crime movies have the ability to tear the audience's heart out and cut it to shreds, but at the same time show an excellent plot with fantastic cinematography and scenes? The movie 'Takers' is the essence of this ability and therefore it is a movie that must be understood and appreciated.
Fella_shibby I saw this on a rented DVD in 2011 n i was not disappointed. It is a very entertaining movie with good action, extended car chases and shootouts. It has energy and suspense. Very stylish too. Expensive suits n boots, fine cigars, watches n amazing places to rest. The best part was the parkour scene. As a big fan of parkour stunts, myself being more into adventure stuff, i enjoyed the foot chase by Chris Brown very entertaining. The armoured - car heist is one of the best action sequence. One word, it was entertaining n not at all boring. Much better than Armoured, Swordfish, Taking of Pelham. Some may compare it to Heat. Common man. Jus being a cop n robhers movie ain't no fault. Agree it's nowhere close to the classic but nonetheless it is a good heist movie with amazing star cast. Paul Walker, Matt Dillon, Idris Elba, Jay Hernandez, Michael Ealy, Tip "T.I." Harris, Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, Zoe Saldana, etc. At times the hand held camera scenes were irritating but that is jus a minor flaw but still good cinematography n pacing. Spoilers ahead. I actually felt bad for Hayden Christiansen when his character died.
Python Hyena Takers (2010): Dir: John Luessenhop / Cast: Matt Dillon, Idris Elba, Jay Hernandez, Paul Walker, Zoe Saldana: Well crafted bank robbery action film about dominance. It regards five criminals who plan and strike their target but their final heist halts with consequence. Matt Dillon plays a cop and father who investigates the latest heist while his partner is caught on camera committing theft. Idris Elba plays one of the criminals dealing with his sister's drug issues while hoping to grant her desire to leave for home. Chris Brown makes a great impression as one of the criminals who left prison with another heist in mind. Paul Walker also stars as one of the contacts. Dillon delivers his best performance since Crash as a cop struggling with his partner's criminal double life as well as trying to be a father and not being there enough. Jay Hernandez plays Dillon's partner who is criminally guilty and will conclude to a dead end. Idris Elba and Paul Walker also give credible performances as criminals who engage in the fatalities of crime while also reaping its so-called rewards. Zoe Saldana graces the screen becomes entwined in a risky romantic relationship within the group. While the ending may poise issues regarding right and wrong director John Luessenhop does an outstanding job at presenting a crime don't pay message of greed. It all seems fail safe in the planning stages but hindsight is 20 / 20 in that the disaster is never avoidable once the plan is in full effect. In the end this is a well crafted film where the only takers are those anticipating their own downfall early. Score: 9 / 10
MoviesReviews101 Story: It can be hard to keep the heist genre fresh because there is always some very simple rules that every film usually follows. The strong leader who has a second who keeps everything together and comical brother pairing, a group of seemingly different people whose skills come together, a determined cop, an old member and the idea this will be the last job but even risker than normal. This follows all the rules without straying to create any originality, saying that these rules are what makes this a good film and why try and change something that is broken. (8/10)Actor Review(This is not in order of impotence)Chris Brown: Jesse the cocky brother and member of the crew who select skill set is never really explained but when he is in trouble he always finds a way out with a brilliant free running scene. Good performance from the controversial singer showing he can be part of an assembled cast. (7/10)borwnHayden Christensen: AJ the man who can get his hands on everything, he is good in a fight and his overall charm makes the youngest member of the team crucial. Good performance from the heavily criticised actor. (7/10)haydenMatt Dillon: Jack the reckless cop who won't let the case rest until he finds out who was behind the job, leading him to push his daughter away and leave him figuring out everything on his own. Good performance from the ever reliable Dillon. (7/10)dillonMichael Ealy: Jake the smart brother who keeps both their interests at heart, he plans the details of the job while others get what he needs. Good performance creating a good bond with Chris Brown to create a good brother relationship. (7/10)jakeIdris Elba: Gordon the leader of the crew, who always keeps the jobs quick and clean with a long enough gap between them all that no one will suspect them. Good performance from Idris showing he is the go to lead coming out of the UK.(8/10)elbaT.I. Harris: Ghost the former member who is fresh out of jail, who brings the team one more job to make up for his lost time. Good performance creating a very calm persona throughout. (7/10)ghostPaul Walker: John the calm second in command/adviser to Gordon who keeps everyone together as is usually the go to guy to double check everything before going through with the job. Good performance from Walker showing he is a good member of an ensemble cast. (7/10)walkerDirector Review: John Luessenhop – Good direction to create a good crime thriller that keeps your attention from start to finish. (7/10)Action: The action doesn't happen too often but when it does it is all very entertaining. (7/10)Crime: Good crimes heist thriller elements used throughout. (9/10)Thriller: Keeps you wondering what will happen next to all the characters. (8/10)Settings: Good settings used mainly all LA which works for the busyness of the moments. (7/10)Suggestion: This is one that all the fans of the genre should see, but I feel more people should try it they will enjoy what they see. (Try)Best Part: The Free Running Escape.Worst Part: No real originality.Action Scene Of The Film: Free run escape.Believability: No (0/10)Chances of Tears: No (0/10)Chances of Sequel: NoPost Credits Scene: NoSimilar Too: Ocean's ElevenOscar Chances: NoBox Office: $69 MillionBudget: $32 MillionRuntime: 1 Hour 47 MinutesTagline: Money doesn't countOverall: Enjoyable Crime Thriller