The Take is a spy thriller set in Paris, France. A terrorist group plans to carry out a series of bombings. A thief named Michael Mason (Richard Madden) steals the package with the first bomb in it. After he goes through its contents he drops it off and it explodes killing and wounding several people. Idris Alba as CIA officer Sean Briar is sent in to investigate. The movie turns into a race against the clock as Briar runs across Paris looking for the terrorists.
Alba is great as a no nonsense, tough guy undercover agent. The way he treats Mason after he finds him is worth some good laughs.
The story has twists and becomes a real thrill ride with chases, gun play, betrayals, and political intrigue.