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Take Reviews

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November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 13, 2008
Clean but adult-themed movie that takes an intense look at extreme forgiveness and restorative justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 13, 2008
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 | Original Score: B-
August 13, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 13, 2008
Stylistically as well as thematically complex.
August 13, 2008
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"
July 18, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/4
July 18, 2008
Dramatically, however, Take consistently works, and, with such a story, that's an amazing thing.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 17, 2008
As a formal exercise in pent-up and unleashed emotion, Take is intense and difficult to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 16, 2008
While Take has a few moments of eye-rolling absurdity, the film has a way of slithering under your skin and staying there.
July 13, 2008
A heartfelt plea for penal reform.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 25, 2008
Writer/director Charles Oliver, in his first feature-length film, has captured the essence of how forgiveness frees the soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 12, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2/4
August 18, 2008
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 | Original Score: 5/10
August 15, 2008
A dreadfully misguided movie whose story of redemption is utterly irredeemable.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
August 13, 2008
The talky redemption element, however, ultimately feels artificially tacked on.
July 25, 2008
Take is too enamored of its time-shifting gimmick and cheap suspense to ultimately have much impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 25, 2008
Charles Oliver's directing debut, Take, unfolds in sun-baked Southwestern locations, but it's a dreary affair all the same.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 24, 2008
This melodrama about capital punishment has no shades of gray, only beige.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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