Takers is a coherent mess of a film. With a cast of future has beens, it's only natural. I thought that the film was very poorly stitched together and I knew right from the first ten minutes that this film would suck beyond belief. I was checking my watch every 10 minutes or so because I was absolutely bored with this piece of garbage. I caught a few bits here and they used elements from previous heist films such as Heat and the remake of The Italian Job. I mean using the C4 to blow a whole in the street so that the robbers can steal the loot, thats lifted right from The Italian Job, right? Although they tried to cleverly hide the plagiarism by creating a different exit route, not only that but they basically copied the ending to the film Heat, although this time around it's the cop who gets shot. Takers tries absolutely nothing new or exciting. The film is a terrible attempt at getting talentless actors and even less talented rappers turned actors act in a heist film. The best way to summarize Takers is that it tries to be a hipper, cooler version of Heat for the Jersey Shore generation. The film suffers greatly from a cliched plot, poorly developed characters, bad acting and poor dialogue. The director obviously wanted the film to focus more on the action than on the story, which in my opinion was a huge mistake. The reason that Heat and The Town were so great was because not only were the action scenes well executed, but the scenes in between heists were well crafted with enough drama and buildup to satisfy the audience. Takers deliberately takes a different approach by toning down the storytelling was a bad mistake. There is no redeeming factor about the film. The film is a bad attempt at combining the best heist films into one "hip" film, but the thing is there's nothing Hip or cool about Takers. Takers is bad, and is a film that we've all seen before, many times before in fact. Tries far too hard to be Heat, but successfully fails at every turn. Avoid this film like the plague and watch Heat, The Town, The Italian Job instead. Skip this piece of shit, it truly is crap.