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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Heist movie lacks logic but has violence to spare.

Movie PG-13 2010 107 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 2+

Omg so good

Just let them do it
age 12+

Takers was pretty good.

Takers is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, a sexual situation/partial nudity and some language.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7):
Kids say (11):

TAKERS' disparate cast tries hard to bring some personality to the movie, but their characters seem short-changed by the bad writing. T.I. -- who also co-produced -- brings a kind of sinister, snaky quality to his ex-con, but poor Saldana fares the worst of all, showing none of the toughness she's exhibited in earlier movies. She's now just a "waiting, worrying" girlfriend.

Four credited writers and rookie director John Luessenhop can't make it credible that these five careful, meticulous planners would take on the armored car job based on information from someone they don't trust. From there, the movie falls to pieces in the midst of well-staged but poorly-shot (and ultimately ridiculous) action sequences; it's all rather rushed and joyless. The movie culminates in an increasing rain of violence, and since none of the characters has any redeeming values, it almost doesn't matter who's left standing.

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