Screen Gems, Rainforest Films, Grand Hustle Entertainment

Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Hayden Christensen, Jay Hernandez, Michael Ealy, T.I., Chris Brown, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Zoe Saldana, Steve Harris, Johnathon Schaech

Takers is a good guys vs. bad guys story. There are a bunch of guys who still high off their last heist with a plan for a new robbery of an armored car worth 20 million dollars. It’s also the story of Jack Welles (Matt Dillon) who’s a dedicated cop. He’s very dedicated to his work, and to make sure that these guys are not going to pull off this robbery. A showdown is inevitable with the guys hell bent on knocking off the cash and the detective determined that they will fail.

I have to admit that I was really bored with this film. It’s so very predictable and so much like every other big heist film. There’s nothing different here and it just makes it really hard to focus on the story when you don’t really care. I did not enjoy this movie very much. Some people are really into heist movies and will probably not care that it’s just like all the others. It’s just not my cup of tea. Matt Dillon gives it a good try here, but seems to be mailing in the part just like everyone else. There was just nothing to get me interested in this film, and though I watched the whole thing, when it was over, there was nothing memorable to look back on and remember it by. I can imagine in 6 weeks someone may ask, “Have you seen Takers”, and my response will probably be, “Yeah, I think so, it sounds familiar. Wasn’t that the one about the armored car robbery?” If you’re a fan of cops and robbers, then go ahead. Otherwise, you won’t be missing much if you simply pass this one by.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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Movie Review - Takers (2010) {PG-13}, 2.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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