Movie: Takers

By admin
22 October 2010

Crime drama.

With CHRIS BROWN, HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN and MATT DILLON.

Director: John Luessenhop.

16LV.

Opens 29 October.

Rating: 2/5

What’s it about?

A bunch of arrogant bank robbers manage to pull off yet another heist and get away with it. But then they decide to try to steal millions from an armoured cash-in-transit vehicle.

Who will enjoy it?

People who love seeing bank robbers getting nabbed–but only after many daring heists and the ensuing exciting chase scenes.

This movie is as tough as nails and makes its point with purpose and attitude.

It’s interesting to see the sweet-faced Hayden Christensen in suchamacho yet stylish role – it adds oomph to a heist movie which, for the rest, is just another episode in a bank robber saga.

And it’s time Matt Dillon moves on from playing bombastic tough guys – he’s capable of more than just grumpy grunts as he punches baddies.

Wait for the DVD?

This is typical DVD fare and not necessarily worth going out to see. Saturday afternoons – at least when there’s no decent sport on TV – is ideal for movies such as this. Great for bonding at home with your friends.

A cool, unpredictable flick that will go down just fine with a few beers and a bowl of chips. But in a country where the newspapers are filled stories of robberies you don’t really want to pay the price of a cinema ticket to see crime in all

its glamour and glory on the big screen.

Similar films

The Tournament, London, From Paris with Love.

Popcorn facts

*Hayden Christensen is from Canada and made his TV debut at 13.

*His first major role was in Higher Ground – he received critical acclaim for playing a teen molested by his stepmother.

*He has been named as one of the 50 most beautiful people on the planet.

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