August 27th, 2010

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A group of bank robbers find their multi-million dollar plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 5.9/10 (22,821 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director: John Luessenhop

Stars: Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, Matt Dillon

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals.

Writers: Peter Allen, Gabriel Casseus

Chris Brown - Jesse Attica
Hayden Christensen - A.J.
Matt Dillon - Jack Welles
Michael Ealy - Jake Attica
Idris Elba - Gordon Cozier
Steve Harris - Lt. Carver
T.I. - Ghost (as Tip 'T.I'. Harris)
Jay Hernandez - Eddie Hatcher
Zoe Saldana - Lilly
Johnathon Schaech - Scott
Paul Walker - John Rahway
Marianne Jean-Baptiste - Naomi Cozier
Gaius Charles - Max
Gideon Emery - Sergei
Zulay Henao - Monica Hatcher

Taglines: Taking Theaters Soon


Official Website: Official site [Japan] | Sony Pictures [France] |

Release Date: 27 August 2010

Filming Locations: 410 Boyd St, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $20,512,304 (USA) (29 August 2010) (2206 Screens)

Gross: $57,744,720 (USA) (14 November 2010)

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Did You Know?

The first and last exchange between Idris Elba's character and Paul Walker's character are exactly the same, albeit the lines are switched the second time around.

Continuity: Before the shootout at the hotel the shot of the sign is the Hotel Roosevelt but at the end the sign is the Roosevelt Hotel..

[first lines]
Eddie Hatcher: [to Welles] You look like shit, man.

User Review

Better than Expected

Rating: 7/10

After reading the reviews posted here, I had little hope of seeing a good movie, although the fact that the movie was playing at a "budget" theater was incentive enough for me to see it. I'm glad I went. Over the last couple of years, I've found that reviews on movies have become extremely undependable. It seems as though a lot of folks, who fancy themselves as reliable movie critics, have become quite snobbish in their reviews. It's so easy to be critical. Some critics like to feel that they are a step above the rest of us, and therefore more likely to understand how the movie should have been written, versus the flawed production that was actually released upon the public. I'd have missed many a good movie had I listened to the "professionals". This is an entertaining movie. It's not "The Godfather" or "Shawshank Redemption", but it's a good old fashioned action movie that keeps your attention. Get some popcorn and soda, sit back, and enjoy the show.

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