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Based on 35 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    If you can buy the pillow-lipped Angelina Jolie as a psychic FBI agent in Montreal to hunt a serial killer, then you can swallow the other implausibilities in this retread thriller. show more

  • 50
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    The tense, stylish thriller turns into soft-core, slapdash psychodrama. show more

  • 25
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The trouble with indulging Taking Lives is that it's taking your time. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    If Taking Lives starts off with a modicum of wit and creepy-crawly scares, it winds up somewhere else altogether: in the cliche-strewn land of preposterous red herrings. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Ho-hum, another serial-killer thriller. Even with Angelina Jolie thrown in for forensic sex appeal, this dog won't hunt. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Clearly, much care and intelligence have been lavished on discouraging, routine material. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A certain genre of thriller depends more upon style and tone than upon plot; it doesn't matter if you believe it walking out, as long as you were intrigued while it was happening. show more

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    If only Taking Lives had given Jolie a greater foil than Ethan Hawke -- a young Kevin Spacey or Jack Nicholson say -- the film might have been a B-movie classic. show more

  • 63
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Smarter than your average serial-killer movie, thanks to unusually fleshed-out characters inhabited by a high- pedigree cast. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The movie voids a lot of good will with a cheesy ending. This is just the kind of denouement I was hoping Taking Lives wouldn't sink to, yet it does. show more

  • July 12, 2008 FREAKSTER1993
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    if ur gonna c just know the best part of this movie is the sex scene

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