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Takers Reviews

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Jeff Beck
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
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
Jeff Niesel
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
September 1, 2010
Matt Dillon's the only thing going for this heist flick
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
August 27, 2010
With no emotional heft to the performances, it's hard to care whether anyone's dreams are dashed or fulfilled. That leaves the heist itself to compensate, but it only digs deeper into tired action movie cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
August 26, 2010
A clumsy jumble of half-formed set pieces and flat line readings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 26, 2010
The performers are given stock types to play, and Elba and Dillon, at least, can do a little with that.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
August 26, 2010
Rap star T.I. and R&B star Chris Brown have produced the movie they thought would be fun to star in rather than the movie that would be fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 27, 2010
Heist movies don't have to include deep characters as long as we understand the function of each team member (The Planner, The Demolitions Expert, et.al.), but all we get from this bunch is That Guy, That Other Guy, and The One with the Hat.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
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
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
September 20, 2010
Zealous action fantasies, pea-brain exposition.
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
August 27, 2010
Despite Michael Barrett's highly creative work with his caffeinated camera, these "Takers" steal their scheme outright, referring to it as "an Italian Job." Brazen, yes. Original? Not so much.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
August 27, 2010
Someone has to say it, so I will: Shaky cam is out of control.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
August 26, 2010
Even with all of the action, and with a few plot twists that are kinda cool, there's really not enough to Takers to make it worth your time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
August 28, 2010
Takers is all flash, no substance. But for two-thirds of the film that style - and the always gritty Matt Dillon - is more than enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 8, 2011
A mini-Michael Mann effort populated by one-dimensional clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Eric D. Snider
August 27, 2010
A buffet of Gritty Crime Drama clichés that offers no surprises but nothing egregiously stupid, either.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
August 27, 2010
It took a bunch of second-string actors too young to get a role in 'The Expendables' and put them in a very average cops and robbers flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
September 5, 2010
Takers in dire need of star power.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4.0
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