Suzanne Tenner
Adam Markovitz
September 01, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Takers

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
Wide Release Date
08/27/10
performer
Hayden Christensen, Matt Dillon
director
John Luessenhop
distributor
Screen Gems Inc.
author
Gabriel Casseus, John Luessenhop
genre
ActionAdventure

We gave it a C-

A group of smooth-acting criminals (Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Chris Brown, et al.) rob banks. A pair of worn-out cops (Matt Dillon and Jay Hernandez) try to stop them. Sound oversimplified? Welcome to the world of Takers, where slick passes for smart, motivation is for wimps (Why do they steal? Because it’s cool!), and our merry band of robbers look like they spend more time laying out their hep-cat outfits than they do plotting their next charmingly retro, money-stuffed-in-a-duffle heist. At least they do look sharp in those suits. C-

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