Movie Reviews

A gang of bank robbers who just happen to be members of the pretty boy club get an offer they can’t refuse. Do we have any ‘Takers’? Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Hayden Christensen, Michael Ealy and singer Chris Brown play high rolling bank robbers who get a very lucrtive offer from (Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris). It’s a classic heist film with fresh faces in this film that has quite a few explosions, quick edited action sequences, and testosterone drenched chest bumping. Has there ever been a big screen crime crew that looked so handsome? Chris Brown, still trying to rehabilitate his image after the Rihanna smackdown, spends a lot of time in the film running, smashing windows, and even more running. Matt Dillion, who plays the obessive cop , spends all his time doing what he can to catch the bad guys. I liked the movie but I did not like the editing. The action sequences have been cut up so much you will feel the director has had the movie spliced by an over-caffeinated Benihana-style chef. Herky Jerky aside, the stunts are amazing and the pace will keep you involved right up to the end. When you see ‘Takers’ you might say to yourself, “I have see this film before.” You are right but, for some reason, the genre never looses its appeal for filmmakers or for audiences. Though, at times, you think you are watching an all-male fashion shoot. I give this film a pretty high mark for action. Check it out.

Brett Martin

Brett Martin

Brett is a 20 years veteranof broadcast tv news as an anchor, reporter, producer, and photographer. He now has a new company, Brett Martin Productions, that expands into the online world . He makes high end commercials for real estate clients and continues to be a film critic and a member of the BFCA,  broadcast film critics association. Brett has met and interviewed just about every A-list star in Hollywood. If you have any questions or ideas...please contact Brett. [email protected]

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  1. “Takers” is sort of a polite word for predators. They persist in the human species. Why we insist on glorifying them is a puzzlement. As is the idea of a person “trying to rehabilitate his image.” To be habilitated means to behave appropriately. People behave; images don’t.

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