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The Take Down (2017)

PG-13 | | Action | 29 September 2017 (UK)
When Jack, a hit man from London, gets given his life back and the opportunity to save his daughter, it becomes a race against time to kill or be killed.

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David Newton

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David Newton
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Credited cast:
Katrina Durden ... Katarina
Yolanda Lynes ... Amber's mother
Rebecca Finch ... Hostess
Jean-Paul Ly ... Chan
Beau Fowler ... Carter
Zahra Browne ... Laura
Conor Boru ... Stevens
Jack Jagodka ... Jack
Marcus Shakesheff ... Johnson
Michael Hoad ... Hitman
Sean Lerwill ... Harris
Andy Pilgrim ... Agent Tennin
Eldredd Wolf ... Hitman (as Eldredd Chester)
Connie Jenkins-Greig ... Amber
Rene Costa ... Man in suit 2
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When Jack, a hit man from London, gets given his life back and the opportunity to save his daughter, it becomes a race against time to kill or be killed.

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Ok U.K. flick.
25 December 2018 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

Clearly a low budget C-grade amateur U.K. film, and as such, and although it's flawed, not a bad watch.

This is experienced stuntman-turned-newbie-writer/producer/director David Newton's first attempt at a full length feature film, and considering I've seen way worse from more experienced writers and directors, this was not all that bad - again, comparing apples to apples of course, and not comparing this to big budget Hollywood blockbusters with A-list talent.

This film had a sort of 'Bourne' franchise feel to it. Again, nothing new or extraordinary, but after all, new filmmakers have to start somewhere.

The directing was actually not bad at all. The writing was typical and nothing exciting, but again, a first attempt. The 99 min length felt a little long, but that was due to the slow pacing in some scenes. The action and choreography was pretty decent. The acting was also not bad, but you could tell the director did a better job on the camera than directing his talent.

My biggest issue with this film was the non stop annoying score. A film doesn't constantly need to have music in the background all the time. Had it been a little toned down, and not so much frequent, the film would have been more enjoyable.

Nevertheless, props to David Newton's transition from stunts to filmmaking, he certainly shows promise in his new field of work.

This film does not deserve any 8, 9 or 10's, but it doesn't deserve 1, 2 and 3's. It's a well deserving 6/10 for this caliber type of production from me. It kept me engaged throughout, and it's a decent action film to watch on a Sunday when there's nothing else on.


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