Takers

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Plot

A group of bank robbers find their multi-million dollar plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 5.9/10 (22,821 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director:
John Luessenhop

Stars: Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, Matt Dillon

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.

Writers: Peter Allen, Gabriel Casseus

Cast:

Chris Brown

Jesse Attica


Hayden Christensen

A.J.


Matt Dillon

Jack Welles


Michael Ealy

Jake Attica


Idris Elba

Gordon Cozier


Steve Harris

Lt. Carver


T.I.

Ghost

(as Tip 'T.I'. Harris)


Jay Hernandez

Eddie Hatcher


Zoe Saldana

Lilly


Johnathon Schaech

Scott


Paul Walker

John Rahway


Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Naomi Cozier


Gaius Charles

Max


Gideon Emery

Sergei


Zulay Henao

Monica Hatcher

Taglines:
Taking Theaters Soon



Details

Official Website:
Official site [Japan] |
Sony Pictures [France] |

Release Date: 27 August 2010

Filming Locations: 410 Boyd St, Los Angeles, California, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $20,512,304
(USA)
(29 August 2010)
(2206 Screens)

Gross: $57,744,720
(USA)
(14 November 2010)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

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.

Goofs:

Continuity:
Before the shootout at the hotel the shot of the sign is the Hotel Roosevelt but at the end the sign is the Roosevelt Hotel..

Quotes:

[first lines]

Eddie Hatcher:
[to Welles]
You look like shit, man.



User Review

Better than Expected

Rating: 7/10


After reading the reviews posted here, I had little hope of seeing a
good movie, although the fact that the movie was playing at a "budget"
theater was incentive enough for me to see it. I'm glad I went. Over
the last couple of years, I've found that reviews on movies have become
extremely undependable. It seems as though a lot of folks, who fancy
themselves as reliable movie critics, have become quite snobbish in
their reviews. It's so easy to be critical. Some critics like to feel
that they are a step above the rest of us, and therefore more likely to
understand how the movie should have been written, versus the flawed
production that was actually released upon the public. I'd have missed
many a good movie had I listened to the "professionals". This is an
entertaining movie. It's not "The Godfather" or "Shawshank Redemption",
but it's a good old fashioned action movie that keeps your attention.
Get some popcorn and soda, sit back, and enjoy the show.