Takers Reviews

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
November 9, 2013
Takers is an above average heist film and while it could have benefited from an R rating, it is still one of the better movies of the summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
January 5, 2013
A fun and engaging film with an exciting young cast making the most out of an uneven script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 23, 2012
It seems the writers thought the essentials of a heist film were a half-baked heist sequence and lots of gunfire. They seem to forget that if there's not a good story and characters in place to carry those extra elements, none of them will matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 8, 2011
A mini-Michael Mann effort populated by one-dimensional clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
No one's asking a low-priority contemporary robbery movie to be Rififi, but there's such a thing as striving for some kind of quality that will set you apart from the anonymous pack. And no one thought to do that here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 12, 2011
Not even a good effort from Matt Dillon -- who seems to play the hard-done-by cop/security guard for the umpteenth time here -- can provide this stodgy outing with the caffeine kick it is sorely in need of.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
February 5, 2011
The film borrows from dozens of classic heist pictures, but adds very little fresh, original or exciting to the mix.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Kam Williams
TheLoop21.com
January 22, 2011
Mindless mayhem perfect for fans of pyrotechnics for pyrotechnics sake!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 18, 2011
A consistently unwatchable actioner...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
January 3, 2011
Laughable subplots about Elba's addicted sister (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) and Dillon's crooked partner (Jay Hernandez) only slow the action, which is all this movie has going for it.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 25, 2010
Borrows from its' genre without embarassing itself.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 8, 2010
It all crumbles into a series of chaotic gun battles filled with shaky camera moves and excessive noise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
October 6, 2010
Marks the on-screen collision of Hayden Christensen and Paul Walker, two actors so charmless and wooden this reviewer feared their combined presence would result in the creation of a charisma black hole that could wipe out the universe.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
October 6, 2010
Noisily vacant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
October 4, 2010
An empty-headed heist movie which makes no effort to endear us to the slick gangsters or the police pursuing them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
October 3, 2010
You could write ten thousand words about the outlandish cack-handedness of Takers, but I'll limit myself to just seven. Crap, crap, crap, crap, crap, crap, rubbish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
October 1, 2010
There's nothing particularly wrong with Takers, but very little that's right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent
October 1, 2010
A very coarse bit of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
September 30, 2010
A slickly satisfying genre exercise with sufficient thrills, spills and frills to keep you hooked.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
September 30, 2010
The director of Takers, a try-hard heist movie of clomping unoriginality and self-regard, is labouring under the embarrassing delusion that he's Michael Mann.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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