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Taking Lives Reviews

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Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2008
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics

A production which would rather scare its audience with gore than reel it in via a gripping whodunit.

Full Review Source: Princeton Town Topics | Original Score: 2/4

April 25, 2007
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

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.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Today | Original Score: C+

May 3, 2004
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com

Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com | Original Score: B

April 24, 2004

Sunday Times (Australia)

Full Review Source: Sunday Times (Australia) | Original Score: 4/5

April 19, 2004
Rachel Deahl
Local Planet Weekly (Spokane, WA)

With its French Canadian setting and strong (rather, strong-looking) cast, Taking Lives is elevated above its genre cliches.

April 16, 2004
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A solid police thriller with a few scares and some plot twists.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C+

April 2, 2004
Peter Debruge
Premiere Magazine

Caruso spins a downright wicked thriller so tense it's guaranteed to scare you out of your seat at least once.

Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 24, 2004
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)

Taking Lives" makes the grade.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

March 24, 2004
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Caruso succeeds in giving Taking Lives the necessary dark feel and just enough of a drawn out character development needed for a thinking man's thriller.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

March 21, 2004
Malene Arpe
Toronto Star
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While not breaking any new ground, director D.J. Caruso's movie also doesn't disappoint.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

March 19, 2004
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

Taking Lives is a good, near-great film that might seem a lot better if it hadn't been preceded by all of those Judd vehicles -- or if Jodie Foster's Clarice Starling never existed.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 3/4

March 19, 2004
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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While it's not in a league with The Silence of the Lambs, it works in a similarly efficient way.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

March 19, 2004
Megan Lehmann
New York Post
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Taking Lives is smarter than your average serial-killer movie, thanks to unusually fleshed-out characters inhabited by a high- pedigree cast.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

March 19, 2004
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies

Caruso succeeds in giving Taking Lives the sordid, dark feel of Seven without making his flick repugnant and he provides an ending that delivers all the thrills and shocks a serial killer whodunit needs.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

March 19, 2004
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
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Best of all, it doesn't star Ashley Judd, who has made a wearying specialty out of playing tough-tender female cops. Danger-prone Angelina Jolie is on the case here -- an improvement that pays big dividends throughout.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

March 19, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Taking Lives is actually an effective thriller, on its modest but stylish level.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 19, 2004
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com

In the hands of a lesser director, Taking Lives could have been a real disaster. It's trite, contrived, and predictable. And yet, I liked it.

Full Review Source: Horror.com

March 19, 2004
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

Jolie and Hawke have a real chemistry between each other and this tends to make one forget some of those enormous plot holes.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

March 19, 2004
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

If you don't try to make it all make sense, you might find it to be a thriller with a couple of genuine thrills. At least this one doesn't star Ashley Judd.

| Original Score: B-

March 19, 2004
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
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Time Out
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July 21, 2005
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
April 24, 2004

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April 17, 2004
David Germain
San Francisco Examiner

April 9, 2004
Leonard Maltin
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March 25, 2004

Boston Phoenix
March 21, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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March 21, 2004
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