Take Out Reviews

November 17, 2011
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 24, 2008
A deeply affecting portrayal of a struggling Chinese emigre in contempo Gotham.
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 4, 2008
Some of the most authentic neorealism this side of De Sica. This is as exceptional as microbudget cinema gets.
June 2, 2008
...manages to mix immersive, pseudo-documentary filmmaking with a suspenseful narrative.