MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 283 this week

The Take (2007)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  11 April 2008 (USA)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 1,721 users   Metascore: 67/100
Reviews: 31 user | 16 critic | 7 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Writers:

,
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $7.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 319 titles
created 15 Sep 2011
 
a list of 2885 titles
created 07 Oct 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 26 Dec 2011
 
a list of 1442 titles
created 13 Apr 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Take" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Take (2007)

The Take (2007) on IMDb 5.7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Take.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Take (2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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: Avi Lewis
Stars: Matilde Adorno, Michel Camadessus, Bill Clinton
Waist Deep (2006)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall
Stars: Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good, Larenz Tate
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A defense attorney has a crisis of conscience when he represents a wealthy client who has a foolproof plan to beat the system.

Director: Brad Furman
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe
Runner Runner (2013)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.

Director: Brad Furman
Stars: Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.

Director: Kasi Lemmons
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Neil Desai, a directionless and confused 20-something accompanied by his posse of four testosterone packed schmoes embark on a journey to find the perfect date, the meaning of love and ... See full summary »

Director: Kiran Merchant
Stars: Maulik Pancholy, Lisa Ray, Russell Peters
Bigger II (2015)
Drama

The inspirational tale of the grandfathers of the fitness movement as we now know it, Joe & Ben Weider. Battling anti-Semitism/racism as well as extreme poverty the brothers beat all odds to build an empire & inspire future generations.

Director: Brad Furman
The Take (TV Mini-Series 2009)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Stars: Shaun Evans, Tom Hardy, Charlotte Riley
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Brad Furman
Stars: Barry Goldberg, Nick Gravenites, B.B. King
Scarpa (2015)
Biography | Crime | Drama

A biopic of Gregory Scarpa, a former capo and enforcer for the Colombo crime family.

Director: Brad Furman
Stars: Sylvester Stallone
Fast Forward (2002)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Brad Furman
Stars: David Deblinger, Scott Getlin, Melissa Lee
Unbroken (2003)
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A sexual abuse victim (Bilson) tries to put her life back together the morning after.

Director: Brad Furman
Stars: Rachel Bilson, Phil Donlon
Edit

Cast

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
...
Bartender
...
Javy De La Pena
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tina Adams ...
Doctor
...
Hospital Homeboy
Edit

Storyline

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 {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The crime was only the beginning.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bedel  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Both John Leguizamo and Rosie Perez admitted certain scenes with them together felt uncomfortable because they are close friends and attend church together. See more »

Soundtracks

Po Po's Gang
Written by: Scott Nickoley, Jamie Dunlap, and Darrin Milton
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Moody Crime and Revenge.
25 March 2010 | by (Deming, New Mexico, USA) – See all my reviews

John Leguizamo is an earnest security guard in Los Angeles who loves his wife, Rosie Perez, and his two children. He is coerced into taking part in a robbery of an armored car by three husky guys led by Tyrese Gibson, who threatens his family if he doesn't comply. A couple of other guards are caught by surprise and deliberately murdered by the thieves. Gibson shoots Leguizamo in the head and arranges the crime scene in such a way as to make him look guilty.

Leguizamo manages to survive. He's comatose for a while but eventually recovers, as much as you can recover from a bullet wound in the frontal lobe. "His personality may be changed," the surgeon warns his wife.

Indeed it does change. Frontal lobotomies were discovered by means of accidents. They tended to cut down on the more virulent hallucinations but they also made patients' manners coarser and impaired their ability to plan for the future. That is, these kinds of wounds, whether medically induced or otherwise, kneecap your judgment.

Leguizamo is thrown into easy rages over trivial things. He can't satisfy his wife anymore and smashes furniture, driving his family away. He sasses the cops and the cynical FBI agent coolly rendered by Bobby Cannavale. Then he undertakes to find the criminals on his own, skipping out from under surveillance. There are only a few chases and shootings.

It's a taut and credible story and the performances are good. Leguizamo doesn't exemplify celluloid magic, and Gibson, as the chief malefactor, isn't given the kind of non-stereotypical license that, say, Delroy Lindo is, in some of Quentin Tarantino's work. But Cannavale is just fine and Rosie Perez does as well here as she's done anywhere else. Her features are more lined, her dimples deeper, and she's not twenty years old anymore but who is?

The movie's virtues are almost destroyed by the direction, photography, and editing. They are to the film's integrity what that bullet was to Leguizamo's brain.

It's not as bad as the last two "Bourne" movies -- but it's pretty bad. The camera wobbles all over the place. There are instantaneous cuts, some negative shots. I don't have the technical vocabulary to describe the photography but it's high contrast. There were times when I thought the images would lapse into nothing more than blinding light sources and reflections, leaving the remainder of the screen entirely black. A scene in the OR is shot with the lighting mostly coming from the side, so that the gaping wound in which the doc's forceps are probing is a deep, dark void. And this is an operating room! The pallet seems to vary from white and black to gloomy green.

Sometimes this sort of thing, done in moderation, works splendidly, as in "Seven." Other cop/crime stories of unimpeachable quality haven't used this faddish stuff at all -- "L. A. Confidential," "To Live and Die in L. A.", not to mention "Chinatown." I mean, really, there is a simple extended close up of a cell phone -- and the camera oscillates from side to side like the head of a snake in a fairy tale.

Well, I guess we don't want to bore the fourteen-year-old minds in the audience, who would be snoring if five minutes passed without some kind of action -- if not the characters, then the camera. Still, it's bad enough in mindless action movies but this story deals as much with the drama of Leguizamo and his family as it does with the unfolding of the crime plot.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
5.4/10??? - But WTH do people want to see in a movie?? WEKurtz
Alot of holes.... jnbjproductions
Jonas Pate Surface plz HorusTheFalcon
VARIETY REVIEW colormebad
LIMITED THEATRICAL RELEASE colormebad
MYSPACE colormebad
Discuss The Take (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?