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The Take


Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and some drug use.

R In Theaters 04/11/2008 , 96min.
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Viewer score based on 6 ratings
Critic score based on 7 reviews

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July 25, 2008
The craziest thing happened to me at the theater today. I went to see this movie "The Take." I was expecting to see John Leguizamo etc. Instead, I saw a movie starring Minnie Diver. The character Ms. Diver played was that of a mother whose son was killed by a loser criminal, how she confronts this criminal over time and the day he is put to death. What happened to John Lequizamo???? The

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Village Voice
Furman draws superb performances from Leguizamo and Perez, two actors whose hyperactive energy has often been a distraction. Here, they're centered and completely believable as a hardworking couple whose life has been turned inside out. Full Review
Bob Baker
Los Angeles Times
If you were going to show what happens to a man who loses the best part of himself, you'd want to cast John Leguizamo, who has spent his career leaping from one extreme characterization to another. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
The story does feel a little threadbare, and much of the pacing is far too slow for a suspense thriller. But Perez and Leguizamo make an entirely believable couple. Full Review
John Anderson
An unlikely but entertaining amalgam of "Heat," "Memento" and "Regarding Henry," Brad Furman's streetwise caper drama The Take is elevated by the potent performances of John Leguizamo and Rosie Perez and a momentum that seldom stops. Full Review
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
The plot holds no surprises, but the eventual climactic foot chase and showdown suffice (if barely) to satisfy genre expectations. Full Review

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