The Take

5.81 h 39 min2008R
After surviving a violent hijacking, an armored car driver struggles with a painful recovery and his growing obsession with avenging his assailants in this action thriller.
Brad Furman
John LeguizamoTyrese GibsonBobby Cannavale
English [CC]
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Rosie Perez
Braxton PopeAndrew Weiner
Destination Films
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4.2 out of 5 stars

121 global ratings

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joel wingReviewed in the United States on June 28, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Leguizamo and Perez put in great performances about dealing with trauma
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The beginning of The Take seems like it will be a crime drama when Tyrese Gibson robs an armored truck business John Leguizamo works at. Instead, most of it turns out to be about how Leguizamo’s life was turned upside down by the event. Leguizamo’s wife Rosie Perez and their two kids have to deal with him and the trauma he suffered. Perez does a great job as the strong yet distraught wife. Yes, it gets back to the robbery at the end, but it’s all about Leguizamo and what he went through and he puts in a strong performance.
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Hans SachsReviewed in the United States on July 6, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Leguizamo and Perez are Terrific!
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This is a very good movie that escaped my radar back in the day. The story itself is quite well worth watching, and the acting by the two mentioned in the headline is absolutely outstanding. Overlooked in teh Oscars I guess. This isn't a Death Wish/comic book revenge movie, far from it. It really was convincing in depicting the personality problems accompanying head wound traumas. I found it very convincing and pretty darn exciting in the end.
Jacqueline RobinsonReviewed in the United States on August 2, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
From Tragedy to Triumph
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One of Leguzamo's best performances. Perez was great as always. Despite this being cinema I still hate that such vicious acts were committed by Tyrese's character. One of the saddest scenes was the perp walk through the market at the end and the looks on the faces of all the brown people with what appeared to be heartbreak.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on November 19, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good movie worth the watch
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Good movie worth the watch
EscobarReviewed in the United States on September 8, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great 👍 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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Great 👍 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Bboop41Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2016
1.0 out of 5 stars
Taken by the Take
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This product was listed as Used-Like New. However, I had to return this product to sender. In the past, I have had problems with a movie, returned the bad movie and was sent back a good copy. But, this seller advised a return with original method of payment sent back to me. I really wanted to watch the movie, but will have to look at a different way of getting it. I expect a movie that expresses it is Used-Like New to be just that-no scratches, no skips, no issues. Thanks!


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Shiela MReviewed in the United States on April 1, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
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Ok movie. Don’t love or hate it.
cyndyluReviewed in the United States on February 28, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Well done John L.
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This is a very good movie, a keeper. I've always liked John Leguizamo, since 'Too Won Foo'. He does it all, comedy, action, drama. Seems as though he really reached deep for this one and did a superb job. And so did the rest of the cast, all wonderful actors!
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