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Taking Lives Reviews

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
January 17, 2016
From the opening credits, it was nearly impossible to shake the feeling that Taking Lives was desperately trying to be the next Seven.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
A couple of genuine thrills but not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 20, 2009
Willfully stupid and obvious for most of its running time, this serial-killer thriller lulls the audience into one gasp-worthy, rug-pulling moment that, while stupid, isn't exactly obvious. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
December 29, 2008
Could very well be mistaken for an Ashley Judd programmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
April 25, 2007
A production which would rather scare its audience with gore than reel it in via a gripping whodunit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
November 2, 2006
The film's villain may take fictitious lives, but the film itself takes up real time that could be spent on better things.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Taking Lives won't kill you, but it will steal precious hours you'll never have back.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
March 2, 2005
poor excuse for audience to waste time on a thriller whose makers have problems with understanding the meaning of the word "thrill".
Full Review| Original Score: 2/10
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 14, 2004
Amir Mokri's purposely frantic (ie: jerky) camera work during action scenes irritates, but still 'Taking Lives' is a marginally diverting thriller.
Full Review| Original Score: C+
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
September 23, 2004
When, at length, the promised climax does arrive, it will leave you gasping in astonishment, provided that you have never been to the movies before.
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 16, 2004
It both startles and sedates.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 10, 2004
Take away a couple of good moments at the beginning and the end, and you have a standard TV crime drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
David Noh
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
Caruso sets up an initially intriguing premise, however gruesome, that unfortunately devolves into a welter of aimlessness, too many red herrings and B-movie hammy performances.
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise
June 11, 2004
Angelina Jolie did a good job but I still can't get past her "plastic fantastic" look.
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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
May 3, 2004
The best Ashley Judd movie Judd has never made... a labyrinthine serial killer thriller that won't win admirers for its intellect, but does have sustenance of mood in spades.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Gregory Freitas
April 27, 2004
Taking Lives is bad, Ashley Judd bad, so bad it's mostly an unwatchable mess but also so bad it's almost good.
April 20, 2004
Dig deeper than the classy looks and the shovelful of psychological topsoil ... and there's nothing here that hasn't been done before -- and done better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rachel Deahl
Local Planet Weekly (Spokane, WA)
April 16, 2004
With its French Canadian setting and strong (rather, strong-looking) cast, Taking Lives is elevated above its genre cliches.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 9, 2004
There's a certain type of detective you only find in the movies. The sort who solves murders by lying in a victim's grave.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Adam Nayman
April 9, 2004
All together now: bo-ring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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