Take

Take

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  • Take
    2 minutes 55 seconds
    Added: Jun 30, 2008

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Take Reviews

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Joshua Land
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
Genelle Pugmire
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Clean but adult-themed movie that takes an intense look at extreme forgiveness and restorative justice.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 13, 2008
Cole Abaius
Film School Rejects

This is a slow burn of a film. You'll have to commit to seeing it, but the rewards for doing so are great.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: B-

August 13, 2008
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

This is an uneven directorial debut -- but not an unaccomplished one. Oliver is a name to look out for -- it would be great to see what would happen if he worked with someone else's script.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 13, 2008
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Stylistically as well as thematically complex.

August 13, 2008
Leo Goldsmith
indieWIRE

Oliver's film manages to grapple with some knotty questions about justice, even if it is not nearly as bold or ironic as Lee Chang-dong's "Secret Sunshine"

August 13, 2008
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A frantic mother and a desperate criminal cross paths with devastating results in first-time writer and director Charles Oliver's emotionally charged drama.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

July 18, 2008
John Anderson
Newsday
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Dramatically, however, Take consistently works, and, with such a story, that's an amazing thing.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

July 18, 2008
Paul Brenner
Filmcritic.com

As a formal exercise in pent-up and unleashed emotion, Take is intense and difficult to watch.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

July 17, 2008
Mark Peikert
New York Press

While Take has a few moments of eye-rolling absurdity, the film has a way of slithering under your skin and staying there.

Full Review Source: New York Press

July 16, 2008
Joshua Land
Time Out New York
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Refreshingly ambitious and thoughtfully constructed.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/6

July 16, 2008
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

A heartfelt plea for penal reform.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B

July 13, 2008

Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Writer/director Charles Oliver, in his first feature-length film, has captured the essence of how forgiveness frees the soul.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 25, 2008
Hank Sartin
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 18, 2011
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

This sullen dramatic thriller is introspective to the point of being navel-gazing. And its up-to-interpretation form of 'conclusion' is fairly pretentious.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

September 12, 2008
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

It's close but no cigar for first time writer/director Charles Oliver as he bashes his unfortunate audience with a preachy and one-dimensional exposition of revenge wearing restoration clothing.

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 5/10

August 18, 2008
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

A dreadfully misguided movie whose story of redemption is utterly irredeemable.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 0/5

August 15, 2008
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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The talky redemption element, however, ultimately feels artificially tacked on.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 13, 2008
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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Take is too enamored of its time-shifting gimmick and cheap suspense to ultimately have much impact.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 25, 2008
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

Charles Oliver's directing debut, Take, unfolds in sun-baked Southwestern locations, but it's a dreary affair all the same.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

July 25, 2008
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