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Take Reviews

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July 14, 2008
Oliver's climactic twist merely nullifies any engagement with the characters' prior plights.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 18, 2008
It's like a full-length public service announcement.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 18, 2008
A woefully earnest indie about a crime and its aftermath.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 24, 2008
Resides in the same lives-intersect-through-tragedy wheelhouse as 21 Grams and Monster's Ball, without those films' romantic underpinnings or powerhouse performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 13, 2008
The talky redemption element, however, ultimately feels artificially tacked on.
July 18, 2008
If there is anything the cinema needed less than another angst-ridden, cross-cutting tragedy about crime, fate, memory and redemption, it's the kind shot in an ugly monochromatic palette like Take.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
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 16, 2008
Oliver wants to defend restorative justice, but his interest in this form of victim-offender mediation registers only as an afterthought.
July 24, 2008
This melodrama about capital punishment has no shades of gray, only beige.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 23, 2008
Obscured by ugly, dark photography, a jumbled script, mumbled performances, and clueless direction that make it impossible to see or hear a lot of what's going on even if you cared, the result is a film of monumental incompetence.
July 24, 2008
Take suffers from story overload, which is distracting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
August 15, 2008
A dreadfully misguided movie whose story of redemption is utterly irredeemable.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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 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"
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-
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.
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
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