A gang of L.A. criminals, led by the ever-cool Gordon Cozier (Elba), pulls off a series of perfectly-executed bank robberies and then enjoy themselves between jobs. When they attempt a high stakes armored-car heist, obsessed police detective Welles (Dillon) is determined to finally bring them down. The familiar plot is slickly-executed but instantly forgettable as well.
Clearly written by several people (four to be exact) and occasionally feeling like it was edited by an entire class of them, Takers is an above-average heist thriller that's undone by poor screenwriting and worse post-production. Every once in awhile, it's easy to tell that a movie simply had too ...Read More