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There is nothing like a good heist movie.... sadly I can't use my great joke "and this is nothing like a good heist movie" because it actually is good. A group of criminals rob a bank in clever fashion, but these are no ordinary criminals. They are best buddies who only perform a robbery once a year and then once they get their money, they invest it in the stock market and even give a slice to charity. You know they are nice criminals because one of them sends his sister to rehab with his stolen money and another wants to open up a club. Who says all criminals are bad guys? not the people who made this film, that's for sure.
Four years earlier, a heist went wrong and one (now former) member of the gang "Ghost" was shot and caught, then sent to jail. He is released the same day that the gang do the bank job and finds his old buddies with a brand new job for them to get rich on. The snag is that they only have five days to prepare the robbery of an armored car instead of the normal year. Is "Ghost" wanting to make up with his friends and give them an easy job or is he setting them up for a fall since they let him rot in jail for four years? To make things more personal, Ghost's ex-girlfriend is now dating another gang member.
Oh yeah, and just to up the cliche factor, the gang are being trailed by a grizzled cop who has no friends, has lost his wife thanks to the job, beats up suspects and is a bad father (but is a great cop) Yet despite all of the old chestnuts involved, this is still a very good film. There is the usual planning of the heist (which I am a sucker for) and an excellent chase scene (parkour style) that is the highlight of the movie. There are a few predictable twists and turns, a large firefight and yet still you want to keep watching to see what happens at the end.
This movie actually has a lot going for it in the fun stakes and it is well worth a view on a Saturday night.
I deceided to buy this dvd because I did not get to see it at the movies, and the price I paid for it was excellent.This movie was full of action all of the actors worked get together. It was really good to see chris brown in a movie he did a get job and so did TI.
Takers is one action pack movie that never slows down or disappoints. Paul Walker rocks, Idris Elba is outstanding, Hayden Christen is really got the Force on his side, T.I. is smooth, and Chris Brown is dynamite. These guys give you a great movie. I cannot recommend this movie high enough.
One cool movie at present days with all stars cast! A must see for any smart, action film's fan. It will blow you away right from the start to the finish.
Very well done movie. Unique action throughout the movie. Good acting and a very good plot. Glad to have this for my video library and the Blu-ray is good.
it has amazing action! ive watched it for than 7 times and can not get bored it!!great actors! bunch of hotties! lol but anyways it has you thinking like "damn whats gonna happen next" great combination theres t.i. chris brown idris elba hayden Christian
Purchased the movie a month ago and have enjoyed the action in Takers. Though somewhat predictable there is enough variation to make this film enjoyable for most - though not likely to win any awards (grammy...) in the future.
I think the movie is pretty good. The plot is cool, the characters are awesome, the actors are beautiful, and the movie is just all-around kickass. I didn't like that most of the characters died so the only way to have another one is to make a pre-quel, but other than that everything was good.
Nonstop action movie with a twisted ending. All the actors in this movie do a great job, especially Chris Brown and TI who arent in much films. TAKERS is a movie you wont forget!!