Taking Lives


Taking Lives

Critics Consensus

A stylish, but predictable thriller where the only thrills are offered by the sensuous Angelina Jolie.



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A female detective on the trail of a psychotic killer discovers love in a dangerous time in this thriller, based on the novel by Michael Pye. Illeana Scott (Angelina Jolie) is a special agent with the FBI who has a reputation for using offbeat methods, but also boasts a strong record as a criminal profiler. Scott is called in by a former Quantico colleague (Tcheky Karyo) to assist two Canadian police detectives, Paquette (Olivier Martinez) and Duval (Jean-Hugues Anglade), who are on the trail of a serial killer who has been doing business in and around Montreal for close to two decades. The murderer has a history of assimilating many aspects of the lives of his victims after he kills them, but there's been a witness to his most recent crime. Art gallery owner James Costa (Ethan Hawke) saw the killer during an assault, and now finds himself working as an only marginally willing decoy for Scott. As Scott and Costa follow the killer's trail, they find themselves becoming attracted to one another, which is not necessarily a comfort to Scott as she finds her quarry moving closer and closer. Taking Lives also stars Kiefer Sutherland and Gena Rowlands. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Angelina Jolie
as Illeana Scott
Gena Rowlands
as Mrs. Asher
Tcheky Karyo
as Leclair
Paul Dano
as Young Asher
Justin Chatwin
as Matt Soulsby
Billy Two Rivers
as car salesman
Richard Lemire
as Québec city cop
Julien Poulin
as Québec city inspector
Marie-Josée Croze
as Medical Examiner
Christian Tessier
as Interrogation Officer
Brigitte Bedard
as French reporter
Alex Sol
as hotel manager
Shawn Roberts
as desk clerk
Martin Brisebois
as Henri Bisonnette
Nathalie Matteu
as Victim No. 2
Hugh Probyn
as Victim No. 3
Henry Pardo
as officer Mann
Henri Pardo
as Officer Mann
Judith Baribeau
as Mr. Costa's Assistant
Anne Marineau
as woman in gallery
Eugenio "Kiko" Osorio
as Sandra & The Latin Groove
Engenio Osorio
as Member of Sandra & The Latin Groove
Jesus Alejandro Nino
as Member of Sandra & The Latin Groove
Lisandro Martinez
as Member of Sandra & The Latin Groove
Sandra Campanelli
as Member of Sandra & The Latin Groove
Vince Grant
as Illeana's hotel manager
Freddy Bessa
as Detective Roch
Andy Bradshaw
as officer Darabont
Steven Wallace Lowe
as Man at Moncton Street
Marcel Jeannin
as train man
Brett Watson
as Clive Morin
David Eisner
as committee head
Paul Chatwin
as Soulsby, Justin
Lois Dellar
as postal clerk
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