(2004)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

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80
The filmmakers turn what could have been dry subject matter into compelling, inspirational drama.
80
Washington Post
It never smirks or condescends as does, say, a Michael Moore; it never seems smug and superior, only committed and compassionate.
75
Their ultimate success is a classic victory for the little guy.
75
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
As a first-time director, Lewis shows a impressive visual sense -- abandoned factories take on an eerie gorgeousness through his lens.
70
A stirring, idealistic documentary that examines the grass-roots cooperative movement in financially devastated Argentina, raises basic questions about economics, government and human nature.
70
Slick and surprisingly emotional documentary is really a rare, optimistic critique of globalization.
60
Village Voice
Combining the common-sense lucidity of Klein's "No Logo" with an undertone of melancholy doggedness, The Take follows its characters through a national election that feels like an antipodean doppelgänger of our own.
60
The A.V. Club
The Take tells a compelling story of courageous, industrious people, but it begs for a second act.
60
Variety
Makes its points effectively, but could have benefited from a burst of creativity.
58
Ultimately a primer. Without actually putting it in direct terms, it proposes a revolutionary solution, not just in Argentina but everywhere that the corporate culture has failed its workers and their communities.

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