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The Take (2008)

The Take

Overview


Genre

Drama, Crime

Release Date

April 11, 2008 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

96 min.

Production Budget

$0.8 millions

Studio

Destination Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Brad Furman

Producer

Braxton Pope, Andrew Weiner

Screenwriter

Jonas Pate, Josh Pate

Starring

Story


Felix De La Pena (John Leguizamo) is an armored car driver struggling to make ends meet for his wife Marina (Rosie Perez) and two kids in East LA's Boyle Heights neighborhood. But their lives are thrown into chaos after Felix miraculously survives a violent on-the-job hijacking led by Adell Baldwin (Tyrese Gibson), 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.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a bit better than you'd expect..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“..An unlikely but entertaining amalgam of "Heat," "Memento" and "Regarding Henry..”
by John Anderson [Variety]
“..it won't set multiplexes on fire but should make a decent showing..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]