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Take Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joshua Land
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
August 13, 2008
The talky redemption element, however, ultimately feels artificially tacked on.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
August 13, 2008
Stylistically as well as thematically complex.
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Leo Goldsmith
indieWIRE
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"
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
July 24, 2008
This melodrama about capital punishment has no shades of gray, only beige.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
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.
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John Anderson
Newsday
July 18, 2008
Dramatically, however, Take consistently works, and, with such a story, that's an amazing thing.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
July 18, 2008
A woefully earnest indie about a crime and its aftermath.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
July 18, 2008
It's like a full-length public service announcement.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
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
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Ed Gonzalez
Village Voice
July 16, 2008
Oliver wants to defend restorative justice, but his interest in this form of victim-offender mediation registers only as an afterthought.