The Take (Bastille Day) Reviews

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December 5, 2020
There's a strange realism to the action, with characters not quite able to conduct parkour movements in that effortless, superhuman manner of Bond or Bourne.
November 7, 2018
The film may be ridiculous, but it isn't dumb.
August 21, 2018
It's not a bad film at all. It's a little dry at times but the story is interesting and compelling.
September 20, 2017
Pay attention to the details and you may get rewarded at the end.
September 15, 2017
As far as action films go, the raised expectations of the first half of the film arguably heighten the disappointment of the clichd finale.
January 3, 2017
If you're looking for some quick, adrenaline-pumped entertainment - and clocking in at ninety minutes, it welcomingly abstains from a gratuitous running time - Bastille Day fits the bill.
December 31, 2016
Bond and Bourne fans will notice the drop in budget, but this rollicking spy flick will fill a gap until Matt Damon returns to the spy game in July.
December 15, 2016
Ultimately, The Take makes a better case for itself as an extended TV pilot than as a film.
December 2, 2016
This film is pure entertainment, is like a great continuous pursuit by la Ville lumire, with the great Idris Elba. [Full review in Spanish]
November 24, 2016
One of those thrillers in which the logic of the argument doesn't matter so much because of the effectiveness of the action scenes. [Full review in Spanish]
November 18, 2016
No, this is not a good movie by any stretch of the imagination. It is, though, a strangely enjoyable and ultimately satisfying one.
November 17, 2016
Yes, it's uncomfortable watching a terror-themed tale in a city that so recently dealt with real terrorism. But if you can get past that, the movie sweeps you along with a brisk pace and even dashes of humor.
October 19, 2016
If Watkins has done anything well, it's that he never pauses the action to consider the ridiculousness of it all.
September 27, 2016
A movie that just entertains and might seem to fail at times but some car chases and Idris Elba's performance makes it work. [Full review in Spanish]
September 19, 2016
An amazing action movie. [Full review in Spanish]
May 27, 2016
Less meat than cheese, Bastille Day is a vehicle to show off Idris Elba's action hero skills. And oh boy, does it succeed on that level.
May 14, 2016
Terrific, if ultra-bloody French shoot'em up action film starring Bond-in-waiting Idris Elba.
May 13, 2016
A drama lifted by an entertaining script, old-fashioned action scenes and a few surprising twists.
May 12, 2016
A serviceable-enough vehicle for Elba, but now he's more than proven his action chops, let's put him in the next Mad Max or something.
May 8, 2016
Andrew Baldwin's first feature screenplay is a ripper and UK-born director James Watkins makes his third feature positively sizzle with tension throughout
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