08.27.10 by reelz
In spite of big-name stars Matt Dillon, Idris Elba, and Zoe Saldana, Takers is not getting much buzz in the dog days of summer. Rightfully so?
"Graced with ample style if not much substance, Takers is a respectable but watered-down heist movie..."
— Brian Lowry, Variety
"...a serviceable B-movie..."
— Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
"...kind of cool, but not nearly as cool as it wants to be or thinks it is."
— A . O. Scott, New York Times
"Even with all of the action, and with a few plot twists that are kinda cool, there's really not enough to Takers to make it worth your time."
— Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
"There's ... a heist or two, plus the requisite chases, gunfire, and betrayals, but that all seems incidental to the film's real purpose: allowing a cast of handsome young men to live out their Rat Pack fantasies — and by extension, the audience's."
— Nathan Rabin, Onion AV Club