The premise of Takers couldn’t have been better tailored to my cinematic interests. A team of criminals who engineer and pull off perfect robberies, with timing down to the fraction of a second, deciding to do one last job, even as they’re suspicious of the source of the information, while an obsessive cop is hot on their trail, determined to break the case.
The opening heist at the “Federal California Bank” that establishes the expertise of the gang is exciting and when they execute their ingenious getaway, I was delighted. “Nice!” I thought, expecting the rest of the film to demonstrate the same clockwork timing and synchronized efforts. Retrospectively, though, there’s a huge flaw in their getaway plan that I won’t ruin for you – in case you ignore my review and see this film anyway – but I’ll ask you this: how would they have gotten away if the news chopper wouldn’t have landed on the roof?