The Take Reviews

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 11, 2008
John Leguizamo knocks it out of the park as an armored car driver in The Take, which is quite a bit better than you'd expect from a low-budget thriller that's getting a token theatrical release a month ahead of its DVD debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
April 11, 2008
Perez and Leguizamo make an entirely believable couple, and director Brad Furman creates an intense undercurrent of intimacy between the audience and his haunted hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
April 11, 2008
Mr. Furman, who also directs music videos, has given the movie, shot by Lukas Ettlin, a bleached-out, unglossy look. Occasionally the visuals seem overly stylized, but Mr. Furman knows enough to showcase his stars' unvarnished performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Joshua Land
Time Out
April 10, 2008
This winning combination of neighborhood indie and old-school Hollywood B movie is the kind of film that doesn't flinch from the sight of a bullet being removed from human flesh.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
April 10, 2008
Furman stages the final foot chase with brio, but one wishes that he'd found a way to stay at home with Felix and Marina, who don't need guns to thrill.
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John Anderson
Variety
October 3, 2007
Production values are tops, and Lukas Ettlin's athletic camerawork -- coursing through the streets of Boyle Heights and other Los Angeles locations -- adds a kinetic element to a film that is half thriller, half psychodrama.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
September 19, 2007
Short on sensational elements but involving, it won't set multiplexes on fire but should make a decent showing thanks to cast and plot.