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Takers

Overview


Genre :

Thriller, Action

Release Date :

August 27, 2010

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

John Luessenhop

Starring :

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

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

1.5 of 4

“..the overly derivative, familiar and predictable nature of the crime thriller..”
by Jeff Vice [Deseret News]
“..strong cast and solid script..”
by Stephen Farber [Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 4

“..overlong run-time meticulously planning way-too-complicated robberies..”
by Graham Killeen [Milwauke Journal Sentinel]
3 of 4

“..move swiftly and goes down smoothly..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
1 of 5

“..likely fade quickly..”
by Steve Ramos [Boxoffice Magazine]
“..kind of cool, but not nearly as cool as it wants to be or thinks it is..”
by A.O. Scott [NY Times]
2 of 4

“..It's a film far more concerned with style - architectural, vehicular and wardrobe-related - than substance..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2 of 4

“..flatly playing the some tone, the same pitch..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
1 of 4

“..feels vaguely like a recreation of another action movie recast with out-of-work celebrities..”
by Paul Schrodt [Slant Magazine]
1 of 5

“..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. Cue violins...”
by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]
1.5 of 4

“..a tough-guy bore..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
3 of 4

“..a tall, refreshing, ice-cool chaser to a long, mostly dry summer movie season...”
by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
“..a respectable but watered-down heist movie..”
by Brian Lowry [Variety]
3 of 5

“..a real B-movie cast who can chew scenery with the best of them..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
Review rate : B

“..a punchy and surprisingly un-awful actioner..”
by Gary Thompson [Philadelphia Daily News]
3 of 4

“..a fairly simple yarn convincingly acted and smartly paced..”
by Robert W. Butler [Kansas City Star]

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“..yet there is a touching sincerity to the entire enterprise, its lumpiness coming from a desire not to make things up, and if you can put away your cynicism, which I clearly am struggling with, the acting might win you over too..”
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