Takers-Review

                Some people are doctors, lawyers, dentists, and teachers or have careers that make a difference in other people’s lives. Well for Jesse Attica (Chris Brown), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), Jake Attica (Michael Ealy), Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba) and John Rahway (Paul Walker), also make a difference in other people’s lives, a deficit financial difference. They steal money from major companies and banks for a living, and the living is good. One day, an old comrade, Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), who was arrested years ago during one of their earlier robberies, is released from jail. The first item on his to-do list is to rob a large financial company with his old gang. The boys are worried that it may be a setup, payback from Ghost as being the only one who served time while the others lived in luxury. Is this a setup? Will they go through with the robbery? Will they all get caught and service jail time? 

Review:            When I first say the preview, I didn’t want to see it because it didn’t strike me a type of movie I would watch. So, adjust my pre-judgment, I rented the movie and actually enjoyed it. There was a lot of action, limited sex scenes, a good plot and an entertaining ending. At certain times throughout the film, I kept picturing “Ocean’s eleven,” with Idris and Paul playing the roles of Brad and George; but there weren’t any real stand-out connections. My favorite scene was watching Jesse run and jump and flip through the city to get away from the cops. It was like watching a ten minute car chase; I never got bored because of how entertained I was by his speed and flexibiltiy. Chris and his double is a pair of fast runners. The ending was a little mind-blowing as if saying in your head, “I knew that would happen.” All in all, I will watch this film again. P.S. I always love it when Idris speaks his real British voice instead of the American, it suits him more.

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