Jef writes: “Takers” features an all-star cast comprised of only mildly talented actors, those of which include Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Jay Hernandez, Michael Ealy, Tip “TI” Harris, Chris Brown, and Hayden Christensen.
Matt Dillon and Jay Hernandez play detectives attempting to solve a recent bank robbery, one that was so well executed that it would be impossible for a random thug from the streets to pull off.
The hunted are the takers, a fine group of suave thieves (Hayden Christensen, Idris Elba, Michael Ealy & Chris Brown) led by Paul Walker. After a long stretch in prison, an old associate Dalonte’ Rivers (Tip “TI” Harris) reunites with the crew, and the ultimate job; robbing an armored truck worth $20 million. After some reluctancy, and convincing, the crew agrees to do the job. The rest can pretty much be figured out on its own, as it follows the basic heist protocol, filled with mindless mayhem and plenty of explosions.