The Premise: Another band of merry thieves played by Idris Elba, Paul Walker, Michael Ealy, Chris Brown and Hayden Christensen attempt an armored car heist that they were tipped off about by a dubious and former member of their crew, portrayed by Tip T.I. Harris who just got released from jail. Matt Dillon and Jay Hernandez play the cops hot on their trails.
The Payoff: A slick, fun and sometimes funny multiculti casted heist film that has an all-star cast that delivers the goods (serving up action, suspense, dramatic moments and story twists) all in impeccably dressed designer suits. Many critics dismissed Takers but this entertaining hopped up version of Heat crossed with Ocean’s Eleven for a new generation had the last laugh. Another summer crowd pleaser, Takers closed out the summer by opening number one its first week in theaters.