TakersAugust 27, 2010
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
Stars: Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, Matt Dillon
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
(as Tip 'T.I'. Harris)
Taking Theaters Soon
Release Date: 27 August 2010
Filming Locations: 410 Boyd St, Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $20,512,304
(29 August 2010)
(14 November 2010)
Did You Know?
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.
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..
You look like shit, man.
Better than Expected
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.