A couple of genuine thrills but not for kids.
| Original Score: 2/5
Willfully stupid and obvious for most of its running time, this serial-killer thriller lulls the audience into one gasp-worthy, rug-pulling moment that, while stupid, isn't exactly obvious. [Blu-ray]
| Original Score: 2/4
Could very well be mistaken for an Ashley Judd programmer.
A production which would rather scare its audience with gore than reel it in via a gripping whodunit.
The film's villain may take fictitious lives, but the film itself takes up real time that could be spent on better things.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Taking Lives won't kill you, but it will steal precious hours you'll never have back.
| Original Score: D+
poor excuse for audience to waste time on a thriller whose makers have problems with understanding the meaning of the word "thrill".
| Original Score: 2/10
Amir Mokri's purposely frantic (ie: jerky) camera work during action scenes irritates, but still 'Taking Lives' is a marginally diverting thriller.
| Original Score: C+
When, at length, the promised climax does arrive, it will leave you gasping in astonishment, provided that you have never been to the movies before.
It both startles and sedates.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Take away a couple of good moments at the beginning and the end, and you have a standard TV crime drama.
| Original Score: 5/10
Caruso sets up an initially intriguing premise, however gruesome, that unfortunately devolves into a welter of aimlessness, too many red herrings and B-movie hammy performances.
Angelina Jolie did a good job but I still can't get past her "plastic fantastic" look.
The best Ashley Judd movie Judd has never made... a labyrinthine serial killer thriller that won't win admirers for its intellect, but does have sustenance of mood in spades.
| Original Score: C+
Taking Lives is bad, Ashley Judd bad, so bad it's mostly an unwatchable mess but also so bad it's almost good.
Dig deeper than the classy looks and the shovelful of psychological topsoil ... and there's nothing here that hasn't been done before -- and done better.
With its French Canadian setting and strong (rather, strong-looking) cast, Taking Lives is elevated above its genre cliches.
There's a certain type of detective you only find in the movies. The sort who solves murders by lying in a victim's grave.
All together now: bo-ring.
| Original Score: 1/5
Abusa de absurdos e coincidências a fim de prender a atenção da platéia, sem perceber que, no processo, está fazendo algo muito pior: insultando nossa inteligência.