Starring: Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Jay Hernandez, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Michael Ealy, Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, Zoe Saldana, Johnathon Schaech
Director: John Luessenhop
Synopsis: A notorious group of criminals continue to baffle police by pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies. They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind and laying low in between heists. But when they attempt to pull off one last job with more money at stake than ever before, the crew may find their plans interrupted by a hardened detective who is hell-bent on solving the case.
Our Take: I already know what you’re thinking… with a diverse cast of seasoned actors and criminal musicians this movie will probably be the next BET Movie of the week. Don’t judge this movie by its cast…
Well, you’re half right. In a year or two, this movie will definitely be a consistent BET re-run but for good reason. Takers is a well performed action drama with a smart script. It’s not your average shoot’em up, no plot nor character development action movie. Packed with classic “John Woo style” fighting scenes, modernized “cops and robbers” chases, and new-age special effects explosions, ‘Takers’ keeps you entertained and at the edge of your seats to the very end.
Oh and ladies, there a scene in the movie that was shot just for you. I’ll give you a hint… Idris Elba.
Just to be fair and honest. There are a few parts of the film that may have you yelling at the screen due to a character’s choice of action. Moreover even though the plot was better than expected, it does get somewhat cheesy and cliche’ towards the end.
I’d grade this film a solid B with a recommendation to watch in your local theater.
Review by: Aka Tito
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