Takers (2010) - Action, Crime, Thriller

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A group of bank robbers find their multi-million dollar plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective.

IMDB: 6.2
Director: John Luessenhop
Stars: Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen
Length: 107 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 31 out of 144 found boring (21.52%)

One-line Reviews (129)

This movie is just breathtakingly awful, badly-made and incredibly boring despite all the action scenes and firepower.

It was pretty predictable.

It was pretty much predictable , and the shooting scenes at the end were quite unrealistic , but on the other hand it was fast-paced with intense action .

The action scenes in this movie are very exciting and fun to watch, there just aren't enough of them.

This movie was quite enjoyable for me.

It is a waste of time and is an example of what happens when you combine poor directing with an equally poor script.

Matt Dillon does his gig with that poor material, Paul Walker is as bland and translucent as ever with a favorable position in the group to display some charisma - ala Clint Eastwood.

It's the highlight of the movie, and actually kept me on the edge of my seat.

The first pokes fun at local television crew types which the writers apparently find predictable, stupid and gullible.

The first half is quite boring.

This is an entertaining movie.

Takers of Time: Yawn-Zee.

Other than that, a big waste of time.

The movie is surprisingly entertaining.

This sounds great on paper but ( I am stabbing myself in the leg with pins as I say this) it makes for quite a dull movie.

While the whole thing is essentially one gigantic, walking cliché, there are too many sub-plots and poor attempts at characterization to make you care too much about it.

Takers is an action packed movie filled with numerous twists and turns.

I find it surprisingly engaging, and unexpectedly good.

A cocaine fueled Hollywood waste of money and talent.

As a big fan of parkour stunts, myself being more into adventure stuff, i enjoyed the foot chase by Chris Brown very entertaining.

Slow it down and try something else; it's giving us a headache.

If you have never seen any of these movies, you may find this somewhat entertaining.

The plot and characters are not memorable, but as I said entertaining.

so many typical and predictable parts.

Predictable .

Nonstop action, snappy dialog, strong story and interesting characters.

Another rewatch (11/22/18') Takers remains an entertaining film as a solid heist film.

this movie is entertaining ...

Laden with surprises, "Takers" emerges as a gripping heist thriller with enough cool-looking combat to compensate for the dearth of characterization.

Idris Elba gives a decent performance, but his whole relationship with his drug addict sister is pointless if you ask me.

The tensions are still up high, there are lots of compulsory action thriller elements and most of the latter are thrilling to watch (although their pace and length is uneven and plausibility is questionable).

OK, so everyone is entitled to their own opinions, and heres mine, its highly entertaining, extremely thrilling and heart pumping.

But surprisingly it wasn't THAT bad, some of it was actually kinda entertaining.

The storyline was flawed and certain scenes were very predictable, especially the "twist".

The action and cinematography of the movie is really great, I loved the heist sequences they are sharp and even the shaky camera trick keeps you more engaging and thrilling.

I must say this film was entertaining at best.

Well made, well acted, well written an enjoyable movie - just nothing special.

To many clichés to count, predictable right down to the last line of the film and the only redeeming quality this movie has is that everyone dies in the end!

Takers is a great film; it is definitely worth the watch.

If you want to complain about the Italian Job trick it's pointless because T.

Plus the first hour is pretty dull.

it was pretty fast paced with some exciting scenes and some a mixed bag of action.

Zoe Saldana's character is also misused and actually pointless in this film.

If people are having a full-on gunfight in a hotel room, we would be deafened and I think this is what the director tried to achieve - the sense of slowed-down, adrenaline-fuelled reflex observation.

The montage during the huge shooting scene was absolutely stunning.

The action scenes are also stunning.

Despite an utterly unoriginal premise, Takers remains quite entertaining for the first three quarters, running at a breezy pace with some flashy scuffles and gunfights.

Boring, not to mention tedious no matter how fun it is to watch.

Borrowing a lot from The Asphalt Jungle and from the Al Pacino/Robert DeNiro teaming in Heat, Takers is one fast paced action drama about two cops trying to take down a really good professional gang.

Chris Brown gave a thrilling entertainment and enjoyed a lot.

I found the first heist more enjoyable to watch than the second which held no surprises for me.

'TAKERS': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five) An impressive diverse cast of mid-level celebrities and some pretty stunning action scenes highlight this bank robber / obsessed cop heist film directed by newcomer John Luessenhop.

While Elba, Ealy and Baptiste do fine work, Dillon just seems bored, like he'd rather be in something else (plus, he already did a heist movie before this.

Save Your money 'n' wait for the Blu-ray .

Take every idiotic chase, every idiotic character stereotype (crooked cop, rule-bending heroic cop partner, recovering drug addict, Russian mobsters, released convict seeking payback from those who let him go to jail etc etc etc), every idiotic (and nonsensical) plot line, and every idiotic shoot- em-up scene in every idiotic action movie ever made, roll them all up into one, and you get "Takers", probably the worst movie of the worst genre ever invented.

Formulaic nonsense .

It is a movie that is definitely worth the watch and will keep you on the edge of your seat every second.

The supposedly exciting scenes are rendered into bland pastiches that are sometimes confusing.

Filmed with enough panache and hi-octane adrenalized skills by director John Luessenhop (particularly a fantastically paced foot-chase by Brown through the skyscraper canyons of downtown LA) until the film peters out to a Mexican stand-off finale and cribbing from Tony Scott/Quentin Tarantino's "TRUE ROMANCE"; otherwise an enjoyable popcorn caper pic.

The film is very cliché and absolutely not entertaining to watch.

"HEAT" crossed with a GQ cover shoot could've been the pitch for this decent yet predictable cops-and-robbers flick with a crew of stylish in-the-know thieves attempting one last big payoff until a recently paroled ex-gang member (T.

Cliché Crime Movie .

Instead of pretentious finesse and phony touchy-feely, this movie offers the nitty-gritty of underworld activity coupled with the frustration and bravery associated with being a police officer.

"HEAT" crossed with a GQ cover shoot; enjoyable popcorn caper pic.

This is a review, an evaluation that will stir your curiosity so much it will cause a desire to see the movie, whether it is good or a bad waste of time.

fan, otherwise, save your money.

Takers is entertaining, action packed, bang bang and all those flashy things.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and give it a 9, because it is up there with my personal favorites.

When a villain owns the ability to make a viewer cry, it is obvious how stunning and intoxicating the film is; 'Takers' is the epitome of this.

Utterly boring.

The actions sequences, while very intense, were ruined at times by the shaky camera movements, especially during the chase sequences.

During the "exciting part.

It was the last 20 minutes where movie becomes lot more serious and intense rather then just playful Fun like The losers and A-Team.

Watch it, its enjoyable with Immature ending (Idris Elba is the only name Matt Dillon got during investigation and he is the only survived with Paul Walker, very pitiful from writing department).

There are three scenes of intense action, the rest of the time is spent hanging around in bars.

Looks Cliché and quite predictable if you are a fan of heist movies all along.

It is one of those films that once it has ended, you will soon realise what a waste of time it is.

Like i mentioned before its fast paced and has a gritty cop feel to it too.

Chris Brown's action scenes were totally predictable and you could tell there is a stunt man.

Even though the plot for this movie is quite overused and is becoming quite cliché, i really thought this movie had good twists and turns in it.

Elba, a fine actor, is seriously underused while Zoe Saldana's role in the film is completely pointless.

The movie is a pretty routine cops and robbers film, sort of a second rate 'HEIST', but it's also surprisingly entertaining!

The actions sequences, while very intense, were ruined at times by the shaky camera movements, especially during the chase sequences.

So other than the 2 mentioned, the acting was horrible, and watching this piece of crap, was the biggest waste of time I've had in front of the DVD this year...

As for a rewatch 05/29/17' this film remains a solid entertaining heist movie.

This pop culture stuff is a cliché that films use for success when released over and over.

Actually, a sub-par heist movie, but entertaining enough.

Mediocre, but moderately entertaining at least .

Jay Hernandez and Matt Dillion do fine, but there are so many characters in this movie, that the trite emotional b-lines to establish them as human seemed tagged on, rather than developed.

If you're looking for a movie with a talented cast, exciting heist scenes or to simply be entertained then this movie is right up your alley.

It was not the best Parkour I have seen in a movie, but I applaud the effort and it made watching the film worth it and for a while suspenseful.

" Harris co-star in this amazing, action-packed,suspenseful, caper thriller filled with twists and turns.

Under other hands, slow hands, this could have been a tense and well acted (which it is) Heist meets Heat film.

Dull, predictable, boring and forgettable.

Worth watching!

The two heists are extremely impressive and there's a breathtaking foot chase scene!

A pretty good soundtrack by Paul Haslinger helps, but it does suffer though from being a little cliché, you can't help feeling you've seen it all done better before.

Even "Rambo IV" had a better story and more character than this huge waste of time.

I know I'd be concerned to run or at least look behind me for a roto blade that might be spinning toward me after I just blew up a helicopter - but walking slow and not looking is just what these d-bags specialize in - ultra hip coolness.

worst movie i ever saw i feel dumber after seeing it.

Takers, not the best robbery movie, but entertaining.

Bland stock characters, a couple of chases and explosions and, to cap it all, the worst 'good idea' of the cake, shootouts to the sound of violins.

The acting was confusing to me.

One word, it was entertaining n not at all boring.

We haven't been shown anything about them, except for mama rehab, and even that's a cliché, which is a waste of an excellent dramatic actress (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) I first saw in Mike Leigh's Secrets & Lies and has never been less than perfect.

Very entertaining.

It is a very entertaining movie with good action, extended car chases and shootouts.

The parallel story of the cops is also fast-paced, tight and action packed.

It feels extremely fragmented, with each scene shot being way too short, and with uninteresting dialogue forcefully thrown in at a high pace.

But sadly, all I said was "yawn".

Typical NWO Hollywood propaganda .

The late Paul walker is in this film and he was very bland in this movie, he just didn't really add anything to the movie as a whole.

However, the rest of the movie especially the interaction between the characters left me bored and not caring who lived or died.

Then there is about an hour of "how are we going to do it", but the last twenty minutes are exciting again.

I thought the movie was entertaining.

In fact, it was quite enjoyable at some points.

I expected worse from this action packed heist movie.

), formulaic, sorry that's a repetition.

Even though some movies come out with stunning trailers and impressive cast they fail to pull out the obvious, the story and the drama.

Great movie, i enjoyed this movie from start to finish, i believe the acting is on par and plot is interesting, for anyone aged 16 - 25, i would say you are going to like this movie, older people will enjoy it too but i can only really speak for my age group, it's fun, it's fast, the characters are believable and near the end you cant actually tell what is going to happen so it will keep u thinking, worth watching, and in a year or two it will be worth re-watching, i was excited while watching this film it has a certain buzz to it and I'm sure most other people will get that buzz too.

Love or hate it, director John Luessenhop's and Michael Barrett's photography hand-held camera look is frustrating, possibly better reserved for the action setups or a horror film as in Takers case it quickly becomes tiresome.

This movie is certainly entertaining, barring a couple "give me a break" scenes.

I just enjoyed it a lot less when I realized what was happening.

A very entertaining actioner.

The heist is pretty exciting and it saves all the best parts for last.

Jay Hernandez's death scene was ultra- cheesy and made me want to leave.

This movie is very fast paced and tight.

To me Parkour is much more exciting than a car chase.

Worth watching at least once .