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Takers robs from more than the bank 

This heist movie is undermined by stolen ideas.

Takers has all the requisite elements of a heist thriller. It’s got a crew of high-rolling, implausible stunt-performing, helicopter-detonating, walking-together-in-slow-motion bank robbers. It’s got a gruff, troubled cop who plays by his own rules (Matt Dillon). It’s got a pulverizing soundtrack and is so thoroughly saturated with testosterone that Roger Clemens could have injected it. What it doesn’t have is any kind of fresh take on the one-last-job genre, relying instead on set pieces pilfered from superior crime films, including the True Romance-biting climactic shootout. Nor does it offer any sense of why the audience should care which of the caricatures---er, characters---take the bullets and which take the briefcases filled with unmarked bills. Loud and lunkheaded, Takers is a heist movie undermined by stolen ideas.

Rated PG-13 (MPAA) · 107 min. · 2010
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Director: John Luessenhop
Writer: Peter Allen, Gabriel Casseus, John Luessenhop and Avery Duff
Producer: William Packer, Tip "T.I." Harris and Jason Geter
Cast: Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Jay Hernandez, Tip "T.I." Harris, Michael Ealy, Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, Zoe Saldana and Johnathon Schaech


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