MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,355 this week

The Take (2004)

7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 982 users   Metascore: 66/100
Reviews: 16 user | 27 critic | 18 from Metacritic.com

The film in not about auto-parts workers in suburban Buenos Aires, but about workers of a ceramic floors factory in Neuquen, several hundred miles southward, in Argentinian Patagonia.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 18 Oct 2010
 
a list of 40 titles
created 24 Oct 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 12 Mar 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 06 Jul 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Take" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Take (2004)

The Take (2004) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Take.
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After the fall of the military dictatorship in 1983, successive democratic governments launched a series of reforms purporting to turn Argentina into the world's most liberal and prosperous... See full summary »

Director: Fernando E. Solanas
Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Fernando E. Solanas
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Ewen Cameron, Janine Huard, Naomi Klein
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A film about the war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger.

Director: Eugene Jarecki
Stars: Brian Cox, Anna Chennault, Amy Goodman
Life and Debt (2001)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Documentary look at the effects of globalization on Jamaican industry and agriculture.

Director: Stephanie Black
Stars: Belinda Becker, Buju Banton, Horst Köhler
Documentary | History | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Robert Stone
Stars: Russ Little, Michael Bortin, Timothy Findley
Crude (2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The story of lawsuit by tens of thousands of Ecuadorans against Chevron over contamination of the Ecuadorean Amazon.

Director: Joe Berlinger
Stars: Dan Ashley, Pablo Fajardo, Kent Robertson
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In this politically charged homage to Medium Cool, a photographer covers the urban guerrilla war on New York streets during the RNC.

Director: Stephen Marshall
Stars: Rosario Dawson, Nathan Crooker, Amy Redford
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers.

Director: Hubert Sauper
Stars: Elizabeth 'Eliza' Maganga Nsese, Raphael Tukiko Wagara, Dimond Remtulia
Documentary | Biography | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick
Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Award winning journalist John Pilger examines the role of Washington in America's manipulation of Latin American politics during the last 50 years leading up to the struggle by ordinary ... See full summary »

Directors: Christopher Martin, John Pilger, and 1 more credit »
Stars: John Pilger, Philip Agee, Salvador Allende
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Directors: Alan Lowery, John Pilger
Stars: Julian Assange, Tony Blair, Wilfred Burchett
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Matilde Adorno ...
Herself - Worker
Michel Camadessus ...
Himself
...
Himself (archive footage)
Gustavo Cordera ...
Himself (singer) (as Bersuit)
Freddy Espinoza ...
Himself (president of La Forja)
Raul Godoy ...
Himself
Néstor Kirchner ...
Himself
Naomi Klein ...
Herself (also narrator)
Avi Lewis ...
Himself (also narrator)
Celia Martinez ...
Herself
Carlos Saúl Menem ...
Himself (as Carlos Menem)
Lalo Paret ...
Himself (activist)
Juan Domingo Perón ...
Himself (archive footage)
Jorge Rimondi ...
Himself (Judge)
Anoop Singh ...
Himself (Director of the IMF's Western Hemisphere Department)
Edit

Storyline

In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act - the take - has the power to turn the globalization debate on its head. Armed only with slingshots and an abiding faith in shop-floor democracy, the workers face off against the bosses, bankers and a whole system that sees their beloved factories as nothing more than scrap metal for sale. With The Take, director Avi Lewis, one of Canada's most outspoken journalists, and writer Naomi Klein, author of the international bestseller No Logo, champion a radical economic manifesto for the 21st century Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

worker | take | radical | economics | democracy | See more »

Taglines:

Occupy. Resist. Produce.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

18 March 2005 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Die Übernahme  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

(archive footage)|
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
End Results of Globalization, and What to Do About It!
10 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Take is one of the most informative economic and political documentaries currently available. The issues Ms. Klein and her colleagues chronicle, are of extreme importance for anyone seeking to gain a factual understanding of today's most pressing economic and political issues. Argentina had been a poster child for the globalization and neoliberal economic policies promoted by the U.S., the World Bank, and the IMF. While these policies are still being widely hailed by the mainstream media as the wave of the future, their truly destructive nature is actually understood by very few. This film allows the viewer to witness the catastrophic economic and political challenges that brought Argentina to it's knees, and the inspired solution implemented by Argentinian workers, as they rallied from the depths of economic and political despair, to redeem themselves from the clutches of corrupt politicians, and global financiers.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
nice try, but no andwhynot
workers not too happy with this film espiralcosmico
I'm skeptical of Ted W's 'Naive and Clueless' review.... Delysid
Soundtrack 21bostoncalifornia
review lgorman-2
Discuss The Take (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page