The Take (2004)
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Critic Reviews for The Take
The Take plays out like a Frank Capra movie with the 'little people' taking on corrupt and indifferent officials. In the process the film strikes a strong blow for the dignity of labor and introduces an array of brave individuals.
This film puts a pained human face on the cost of the corporate status quo.
A success story? Yes, according to the Movement of Recovered Companies. No, according to the owners and the courts.
Audience Reviews for The Take
A factory closes down in Argentina amidst economic disaster, the workers try to make it their own. Good, topical political documentary released a few years ago. Puts a refreshingly humanistic approach to the debate on globalization, with great people profiled to boot: providers of their families, struggling to make ends meet under a desperate political climate. It's a wonderful, inspiring journey, and one of the more genuinely affecting "man vs the system" stories in film. Plus, I like Naomi Klein. If you think you will like this, you probably will, as it covers a very, very terrifyingly significant aspect of the economy rarely portrayed in mainstream media.
Brilliant, if naturally one-sided. Though, deciding to come down hard on one side of the political fence when the other side is utterly monstrous, is something to be applauded. Especially considering America's utter neglect toward the hemisphere in which we honed our brutalizing tactics... this documentary brings to light an event that is nowhere close to the spotlight of the international media, yet utterly essential to understanding how we might rise above our current problems.
Here is a story of the people. You think union histories are inspiring, look at what these workers did with an abandoned factory?
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