The Take (2007)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  11 April 2008 (USA)
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After he's shot during a heist in East L.A., an armored truck driver wrestles with rehabilitation and tracking down the man who committed the crime.



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Credited cast:
Felix De La Pena
Adell Baldwin
Agent Steve Perelli
Agent Forest Baxter
Marco Ruiz
Det. Victor Martinez
Jimmy Grannis
Curtis Fellows
Dr. Phineas
Jessica Steinbaum ...
Rosey De La Pena
Javy De La Pena
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tina Adams ...
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After he's shot during a heist in East L.A., an armored-truck driver wrestles with rehabilitation and tracking down the man who committed the crime. But their lives are thrown into chaos after Felix miraculously survives a violent on-the-job hijacking led by Adell Baldwin, a merciless criminal driven by power and greed. Now facing a difficult recovery and struggling with a nasty new temper, Felix becomes obsessed with tracking down his attackers before they frame him for the crimes they committed. Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

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The crime was only the beginning.


Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »




Release Date:

11 April 2008 (USA)  »

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Bedel  »

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$800,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Boring, bad cinematography
11 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No spoilers here. What could have been a good, gritty L.A. crime/revenge flick was spoiled by SLOW pacing and the ridiculously overused shaky camera technique and grainy and way-too-dark (to put it mildly!) final cut. I'm not an expert on film, so I don't know what you would call this extremely washed-out look, but it spoiled the movie. Many scenes were so dark as to be completely unwatchable. I am SO SICK of these "hip", modern film techniques. What is so awful about not shaking the camera and allowing viewers to actually see what's going on?

If any aspiring filmmakers are reading this, take it from me (a total movie junkie): STOP SHAKING THE CAMERA! STOP WASHING OUT THE COLORS! The story and acting are what matters to us. Please stop trying to bring attention to the direction. I've been a professional musician my entire adult life, and to me a film director should be like a good bass player: If the song sounds right and I don't notice anything wrong, then he's doing a great job!

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