Take Out Reviews

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January 10, 2013
"Take Out" turns out to be quite an infectious watch, tickling surprising laughs from its audience and teaching them to be a little nicer next time they make an order for delivery.
January 10, 2013
Most importantly it allows you to care about its very human characters and to feel their emotional pain as you watch their life unfold onscreen.
November 17, 2011
January 22, 2009
strength of the films rests with the tremendous atmosphere that it creates
October 18, 2008
The filmmakers have tried to approach their subject from the Ken Loach school of filmmaking and their really hands-off style is refreshing -- nothing seems forced.
September 19, 2008
[The] endless string of demeaning apartment-doorway interactions with a convincing cross-section of hungry customers is darkly funny, even if it never snowballs into the After Hours-type obstacle course one might hope.
July 10, 2008
A remarkable film...Baker and Tsous simple narrative feels like a richly authentic documentary.
June 29, 2008
One of the more exciting indie releases of the year.
June 25, 2008
Watch Take Out, and you'll tip big the next time you order in.
June 24, 2008
A deeply affecting portrayal of a struggling Chinese emigre in contempo Gotham.
June 7, 2008
A gritty portrait of the struggles of a Chinese food deliveryman in Manhattan.
June 7, 2008
Bravo to Take Out for giving a face and voice to some of the hardest-working amongst us and allowing us all to see and hear them through this remarkable, important and passionate film.
June 6, 2008
A rare kind of film.
June 6, 2008
The movie took a long time to get distribution, but there's no expiration date on filmmaking this strong.
June 6, 2008
Relying on ambient sound, a handheld camera and lots of close-ups, Take Out is realistically raw and bleak.
June 6, 2008
The season's freshest, most sympathetic movie about making your way in modern-day Manhattan with a little help from your friends.
June 6, 2008
A day in the life that speaks to the unnamed and discounted that literally fuel the Western world.
June 6, 2008
A perfect jewel of a movie made by young directors who understand that social conscience is the handmaiden of all great art.
June 6, 2008
Like Ramin Bahrini's coffee and donuts dirge, Man Push Cart, this tragic immigrant tale humanizes those most invisible in our midst, and with a kinship among workers that nourishes their will to endure and overcome. Take Out splendidly delivers.
June 5, 2008
An entertaining, no-budget tale of an illegal immigrant who delivers take-out Chinese food, illuminating the life of one of the big city's anonymous.
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