Taking Lives

2004

Action / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

247
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 22%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 56%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 72292

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Cast

Angelina Jolie as Illeana
Paul Dano as Young Asher
Ethan Hawke as Costa
Justin Chatwin as Matt Soulsby
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750.31 MB
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23.976 fps
1hr 43 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 43 min
P/S 9 / 31

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Uriah43 6 / 10

A Decent Combination of Mystery and Suspense

This movie essentially begins with an FBI agent by the name of "Illeana Scott" (Angelina Jolie) coming to Canada to help out in an unusual homicide which appears to be connected to several similar cases for almost 20 years. Although there is limited evidence available the case gets a major boost when a woman named "Ms. Asher" (Gena Rowlands) reports that she believes she saw her son "Martin Asher" (initially played by Paul Dano) who was dead and buried 19 years earlier. Upon exhuming the body they discover that it doesn't belong to Martin and so he now becomes a lead suspect. What they fail to fully appreciate, however, is his extraordinary ability to socially blend into his environment and cleverly cover his tracks—and this makes him even more dangerous and difficult to apprehend. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that, although I am not a big fan of Angelina Jolie, I thought she performed rather well in this particular role and certainly didn't deserve a "Razzie" nomination. But then, I didn't think Halle Berry deserved it for her role as "Catwoman" that year either and this leads me to believe that the entire awards committee is possibly motivated more by personal considerations than anything substantive. But that's just my opinion. Regardless, this film had a decent combination of mystery and suspense which I enjoyed and because of that I have rated it accordingly. Slightly above average.

Reviewed by weasl-729-310682 5 / 10

Screaming "That's Your Guy"!

*** Spoilers Lie Ahead ***

I like Angelina; she's undeniably pretty. Her lips are like surreal or perhaps unreal. I do not know.

I rated her movie "Changeling" (which I own") higher. I absolutely loved her in "Gia" (also own) and "Girl Interrupted".

I cannot point to what told me that the suspect, "person of interest" was her guy, but I screamed at the screen multiple times: "That's your guy!" Also "Don't do that!", when it was obvious she was about to bed him.

Well, perhaps I should rethink my rating, because it definitely engaged me. No one screams at the screen without being caught up in it right?

Did anyone else have the reaction I did?

Reviewed by The Couchpotatoes 7 / 10

A bit predictable but still enjoyable to watch

Another movie about a serial killer. Nothing wrong with that to me because i like that kind of stuff. But it's just not as good as some classics in the genre. You almost immediately figure out who the killer is without them telling you and that's a bit of a bummer. There are a couple of twists after they try to mislead you but everyone that watches a lot of serial killer movies will see it coming. Nevertheless Taking Lives is still enjoyable to watch. Angelina Jolie is a beautiful woman and a good actress as well, so what's more to ask. Ethan Hawke plays his role like we are used to. The rest of the cast are also good, nothing to complain about. Taking Lives is certainly a good enough movie to have a nice evening in front of the big screen. Not the best in his genre but it doesn't really matter, it's still good enough to me.

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