The plan was flawless... the job was executed perfectly... the escape was clean. The only threat mastermind thief Charlie Croker(Mark Wahlberg) never saw coming was a member of his own crew. After pulling off an amazing gold bullion heist from a heavily guarded palazzo in Venice, Italy, Charlie and his gang -- inside man Steve(Edward Norton), computer genius Lyle(Seth Green), wheelman handsome Rob(Jason Statham), explosives expert Left-Ear(Mos Def) and veteran safecracker John Bridger(Donald Sutherland) - can't believe when one of them turns out to be a double-crosser. Enter Stella(Charlize Theron), a beautiful nerves-of-steel safecracker, who joins Charlie and his former gang when they follow the backstabber to California, where they plan to re-steal the gold by tapping into Los Angeles' traffic control system, manipulating signals and creating one of the biggest traffic jams in LA history. Now the job isn't the payoff, it's about payback.