Matt Dillon is the hardcore cop (thus lousy father) trying to solve a $20 million robbery by an Oceans-inspired (though slightly less sophisticated) crime gang. John Luessenhop could have gotten away with a mediocre action movie had he kept straight to the main plot, but instead he spins a web of unfinished ideas and political clichés. Both Hayden Christensen (Star Wars) and Chris Brown (private life) have shown their capability of using (the) force, but it’s not enough to save this one.
Takers | Directed by John Luessenhop (USA 2010) with Matt Dillon and Chris Brown. Opens November 4.