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Takers Reviews

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.
September 29, 2010
Not terrible, but undemanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 3, 2010
as long as you understand exactly what kind of hack cinema you are getting into, Takers can be pretty fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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August 28, 2010
Director John Luessenhop's aggressive approach to action scenes is frequently inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
August 27, 2010
Someone has to say it, so I will: Shaky cam is out of control.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2010
Once you get past the recycled quality of the characters and dialogue, the movie has some stylish action sequences and moderately clever plot turns.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2010
Takers is a slick heist film, but that's all it is.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 27, 2010
At least they do look sharp in those suits.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 27, 2010
Conceived and executed with just enough skill and flair to make you wish it were better.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 27, 2010
Luessenhop and his antic camera are after a kineticism that eludes them: He shoots too closely; he's practically crawling up his characters' nostrils with his unhinged camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2010
A Michael Mann-ish heist thriller with a pulse-pounding foot chase and some terrific stunt work offsetting its hackneyed plot and dialogue.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 27, 2010
It's hard to imagine anyone who sees the movie not being at least moderately engaged.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 27, 2010
The screenplay is credited to four writers, director John Luessenhop among them, and they've all been busy cutting-and-pasting from other movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 26, 2010
Amidst the gangsta posing and some overly operatic shootouts, [Dillon] helps give Takers some crucial currency.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
August 26, 2010
The dialogue is clichéd and laughable. It's a film far more concerned with style -- architectural, vehicular and wardrobe-related -- than substance.
August 26, 2010
Takers might have made a perfectly decent little B heist movie, but someone had to go and forget to give the cameraman his Ritalin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 26, 2010
A heist thriller that feels suspiciously like a feature-length commercial for expensive liquor.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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
August 25, 2010
A crackling crime drama assembled from a scrap heap of hoary cliches, Takers proves that everything old can sometimes really be new again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 16, 2010
A respectable but watered-down heist movie.
August 16, 2010
The stunt work is amazing, and the pace is breathless enough to keep one watching right up to the somewhat ambiguous conclusion.