Takers | 2010 | PG-13 | - 4.6.5
A band of bank robbers (Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Michael Ealy, T.I.) pull off their biggest heist, but their seemingly perfectly laid plans begin to crumble after a run in with a rival band of criminals and a hard-nosed police detective (Matt Dillon). Also with Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Jay Hernandez. Directed by John Luessenhop. [1:47]
- A man is fully nude (his bare back is seen; his bare buttocks are covered by shadows) as he walks into a hot tub, where two women (it is implied that they are nude but it's not evident) are soaking and moves close to them.
► A man's bare chest and back are visible as he gets out of bed, and the outline of his genitals in his underpants is seen. A small photograph of women wearing thong-style underpants is visible. A woman wears a cleavage-exposing dress. It is implied that women wearing provocative clothing and leaning into cars, are prostitutes. A man is seen briefly from the side, not wearing a shirt.
► A man and a woman kiss passionately. A man and a woman kiss and hug. A man looks at a woman suggestively.
- Three men point guns at one another, one of the men opens fire, and all three then fire at each other and two fall to the ground; a fourth man shoots the remaining shooter and his body hits the ground -- two of the men are injured: one is bleeding from a wound in his chest and the other holds a bloody hand over a wound in his stomach.
► During a shootout, men open fire on several men, who charge into a room: a man is shot and we see him fall to the ground (no blood is seen), after many minutes of gunfire (we see glass shatter, plaster and feathers fly through the air) a body is seen being dragged from the room (there's no blood) and three men hide in a room; two men open fire on the outside wall of the room, plaster chunks fly through the wall and one man escapes from the room and shoots a man pointblank in the chest, shoots another man in the back and a third one in the chest (we see the third man slumped over in a chair, with blood coming from his chest).
► Two police officers engage in an extended shootout with a group of men (including shots being fired in hallways); a police officer narrowly avoiding being shot, a man is seen lying dead on the ground and a police officer chases another man out of the building and onto the street (we see a small trail of blood puddles) and shoots him, dropping him to the ground (we do not see any blood).
► A police officer corners a man, both men draw their guns and a shot is heard (we do not see the shot being fired); we see the police officer on the ground with a spray of blood on his neck (it is confirmed that he dies later).
► A man is chased by police officers: we see him leap from a balcony onto a parking garage, breaking the windshield of a car (he holds his arm in pain temporarily) and runs away while the officers shoot at him.
► A man shoots an armored car driver pointblank (no blood is seen), gets into the driver's seat and speeds away, crashing into other cars.
► A large explosion is seen on a city street, knocking a bicyclist through the air and causing two armored trucks to shake as dust falls; men holding rifles shoot at a group of men standing in the hole caused by the explosion, a man driving an armored car drives into the hole (he is seen unharmed), and men fire guns toward the street from inside the hole (one man falls but no blood is seen).
► Two men load rifles, walk out of a door, and the blurry shadows of their bodies are seen falling to the ground as we hear gunshots.
► A man holding a baseball bat attempts to tackle a man who spins around and knocks him to the ground, another man joins the fight, picks the man up and slams him into the ceiling, the man falls to the ground but gets up and attacks the two men with a broomstick (breaking one man's arm and cracking the other man in the back and face), and two other men rush into the room, holding guns and shouting; one of the men holds a gun to another man's face (we see a small amount of blood on his face) and shouts.
► A man holding a gun rushes through a crowded subway and city street, shoving and pushing people out of the way, as two police officers with their guns drawn chase him; the man is struck by a bus and a taxi (at a slow speed), he rolls off the hood of a car, and jumps across the hoods of cars and runs into a building, where he knocks over a few women and men and shoots out a light fixture above a police officer, scaring him.
► An explosion is seen in an office lobby while a group of men wearing masks and carrying rifles rush into a room, shoot out a glass wall (glass flies everywhere) and shove men and women to the ground; one of the men puts his foot on another man's chest.
► A man holds a rifle to a man's neck, and the man flips around, knocking the gunman to the ground as a two other men rush toward him: the man pulls a gun, holds it up to one of the men and they both stop and drop their guns. A man holds two women at gunpoint and forces them to get on the ground, as five men steal a helicopter. A man has to be held back as he attempts to attack a man.
► Two police officers open a door and shove a man into a wall: the man pushes back and the officers shove the man down a flight of stairs, grab his arm behind his back and handcuff him to a stair rail. A police officer shoves a man into a wall and then against a table, twisting the man's arm behind his back before another man shouts at him to stop. A police officer shoves a man against the hood of a car as he tries to handcuff him.
► A man watches a video of a man holding a gun to another man's chest before telling the man to get up; we see the man holding the gun slam his own face into a door. A woman jumps out of a moving car in traffic, and the driver of the car slams on the brakes and jumps out after her, as cars swerve and honk their horns.
► A man finds a woman's dead body lying on a bar; he cradles her body and cries.
► A gunshot is heard as a man makes a gun-motion with his hand, pointing to the moon. An empty helicopter explodes into a fireball as five men walk away, unharmed.
► A man shows another man a scar on his torso as he explains that he had been shot and left to die but had survived. On multiple occasions, men frankly discuss how people had been shot and how they had shot people. Two men discuss how they should have shot a man previously. A man jokes that he will shoot another man if the man attempts to run away.
- About 2 F-words and its derivatives, 4 sexual references, 53 scatological terms, 9 anatomical terms, 29 mild obscenities, name-calling (low level, cocky, lover boy, idiot, stupid, crack-head, punk, Ivy League), exclamations (shoot), 12 religious profanities, 4 religious exclamations.
- A woman discusses being in rehab with a man, a woman is seen under the influence of drugs and a man asks if she "has money in her veins," and a man appears to be under the effect of drugs as he trembles and scratches his head. Men and women drink alcoholic drinks at a bar, a man offers a man a drink from a flask, two men share a bottle of liquor, and men toast with alcoholic drinks. Men smoke cigarettes throughout the movie, and men smoke cigars throughout the movie.
- Theft, armored trucks, bank heists, going to jail, police corruption, bribery, explosives, disguising yourself as government employee, revenge, brotherhood of criminals, betrayal, stealing a girlfriend from a friend, serving jail time, police killed in the line of duty.
- A life of crime will eventually catch up with you.
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