John Luessenhop (2010)

12A Certificate
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Our Score
This take on the classic cop v robbers formula makes for handsome, smart and fast-paced entertainment. Idris Elba and Paul Walker lead a veritable Rat Pack of robbers, whose meticulously organised bank heists allow them to live the high life. Matt Dillon is the detective obsessed with finding them, all the while providing support to his troubled police partner (Jay Hernandez). When the gang are tempted into pulling one more, lucrative job by a former associate, the scene is set for a showdown. There's a pleasing, easy chemistry about Elba and co, which is only undermined by Tip "TI" Harris's terrible gangsta performance as the interloper in the outfit. It's also very much a movie for the boys, with Zoë Saldana offered little to do as the beauty caught between rivals and Marianne Jean-Baptiste hemmed in as Elba's junkie sister. Still, Takers compensates with its edge-of-the-seat thrills and rollicking action.



Cast & Crew

Jack Welles Matt Dillon
John Rahway Paul Walker
Gordon Jennings Idris Elba
AJ Hayden Christensen
Eddie Hatcher Jay Hernandez
Jake Attica Michael Ealy
Jesse Attica Chris Brown
Ghost Tip Harris
Lilli Zoë Saldana
Scott Johnathon Schaech
Naomi Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Lt Carver Steve Harris
Max Gaius Charles
Sergei Gideon Emery
Monica Zulay Henao
Chief Detective Duncan Glynn Turman
Franco Dalia Nick Turturro
Sunday Isa Briones
Constantine Andrei Runtso
Ethan Vladimir Tevlovski
Director John Luessenhop
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: SonyGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 1 Oct 2010