I watched this movie some months ago in a Lebanese cinema, and I found that it's a great movie. Differently from most of the reviews say, this movie satisfied me to a high level. It contained action, real life problems, lessons for audience to learn, a good light kind of comedy and some more good stuff for you to discover. I gave this movie a 10 excellent not because it's really excellent or better than "The Dark Knight" but because it is really underrated from the reviewers and it deserves much more better rates. I wish I could tell you the whole story but I don't <more>
like to be the spoiler haha, go ahead and watch this movie to discover how good and exciting it is! And well mentioning the watching part, it might be hard for you to do it if you were in some parts of Europe like France and I don't know specifically which countries and also of course in Lebanon, because it has been pulled out from France after the last truck massacre Nice . In addition to that they didn't yet make the wide release, and it can't be normally found over the internet. Please if you have the movie file, or a link, private message me : Good luck watching this great thriller!
Movie was very entertaining with clever plot twists! (by rcrumpiii)
This movie The Take, was much better than I thought it would be based upon the critic reviews. It was as good or better than the last two Bourne offerings or any of the Jack Reacher products. The Plot twists were very different and the political insights and implications were very timely and eye opening.The fight scenes were very realistic and plausible. Idris Alba is a star and he was outstanding.I wish the title was more descriptive and I think this movie could have benefited from more advertising. All in all very entertaining, job well done! I hope they make a sequel.
Finally, A CIA/Crime Movie To Rave About - 100% Movie Perfection (by fredgfinklemeyer)
02/04/2019 Terrific movie where the CIA good guy not only looks the part, he's believable in every way, played by Idris Elba. Exceptional easy to follow storyline and even better actors/actresses. Great movie! Bon Appetit
Quite good! (by fil-nik09)
The film is quite good. I just randomly picked it up to watch and it was a good watch. Not a single boring moment. Very good paced. Actors were good and believable. I loved the mixture of English and French. I loved the scenes of Paris as it is my favorite city and I just returned from there last week.I am not familiar with the mail role and that Afro American actor, but he was really good. Next James Bond?! hahaha I was trying and trying to remember where this 'thief' is familiar from and then I read here: Games of Thrones! Of course ... He was great too and especially coz this is <more>
the first ever film with him that I watched.Of course, French are the ones who are bad here and tried to solve their problems with Muslim population in a very terrible way. And of course, it is Americans who will save the day. I wonder how would they react if anyone makes a movie about French or any other nation saving Black lives in America and doing that undercover exposing deliberate acts of terrorist by the CIA like on 9/11 . Ah, yes, I forgot ... there are no problems in America. All in all, for what it is, it is a great thriller.
Not surprisingly solid cool thriller (by traviskinsey)
Hadn't heard anything about this movie before watching it. Was skeptical of it being low quality b-movie action rubbish but ventured into the flick due to Elba. Glad I did, it's not without it's flaws, but honestly in Hollywoods' super slick constant cgi blockbuster vomitfest, who doesn't miss a few flaws like the crackle from a vinyl record. My only complaint with the whole movie as an American is, why didn't they let the actors use their cool British accents? I mean the accents weren't awful but c'mon. Too bad they didn't re-write it as MI6 instead of CIA <more>
etc. It's not entirely unpredictable, but it's good and worthy of a sequel. Maybe Elba can start the next film in a coma and wake up with a British accent for unexplained medical reasons. Thoroughly enjoyable, with a Layer Cake kind of feel in tone and production to it IMO. If you like smarter then average spy/action flicks this may be up your alley.
The director let nothing interfere with the narrative so the story unfolds at breakneck speed.There's plenty of chemistry between the main characters, and the dialog was sparse and efficient. The plot had more than enough twists and turns to keep anyone interested, but nothing obscure or confusing to slow things down. I was surprised at the storytelling skills displayed here, and I was overjoyed with the entertainment value.This is one of the best action thrillers I've seen in years, and you'd do well not to miss it.
Better than Bourne! (by A_Different_Drummer)
I am not speaking frivolously when I say that overall, although produced with a fraction of the budget, this is a much better film than the fourth Bourne.Specifically: * great opener -- film opens with a dramatic situation that immediately grabs the viewers' attention. You have "connection" from the getgo.* great script --- many layers and twists. Clever dialog. At one point the bad guys gloat about how they are manipulating "the hashtags" -- thereby dissing an entire generation. Another line of dialog refers to the use of "action and reaction" to achieve <more>
their end -- which is a very sophisticated dig at how politics are managed today. * Director writer Watkins know to keep things interesting, you are never bored.* Elba is nothing short of awesome. Other reviewers are saying he could be a major international action figure. Agree! Solid entertainment, does not take the viewer for granted, and the clever story keeps you hooked.
Surprised this isn't at least in the 7's on here. Elba is excellent, no cheesy crap Bond esque love interests. Just a proper thriller with some great twists and decent action sequences. Some comical moments in a non Marvel universe cheesy way. Nothing incredibly new with the plot, but it does keep you interested for the duration. The end hints at a sequel, which could be interesting.If you like a good action / thriller - this is the best I've seen in a long while. Not quite as good as the old Bournes, but certainly better than recent Bonds.
Very good no-nonsense thriller - better than Bond any day (by SimonB27)
Why did I like his film?.. because it's a no-nonsense action movie, good characters, well-acted with a sensible plot and script. It doesn't waste its or my time with silly globe-trotting locations, implausible Aston Martins, costume changes, larger than life villains or impossibly glamorous love-interests.You get what you pay for and, without all the pretentious crap, you actually get more of what you are paying for.A number of reviewers have lamented the lack of budget but if that means we get a tense claustrophobic thriller based in one city instead of Bond tearing up one city <more>
before impossibly evading all law enforcement to arrive immediately in another city with an entirely new wardrobe and armoury to tear that one up too then hooray for small budgets. Think of every way the last three Bond films have annoyed you with their ludicrous locations, grandiloquent set pieces, irritating in-jokes, preposterous gadgets, pompous and insultingly inconsistent self-references, contrived plots and ego-centric main character without whom it would seem a lot more people would stay alive. Well this film doesn't; it just gets on with plot and character and action keeping everything tight and exciting.Idris Elba is excellent if a little terrifying using his sheer size and presence to great effect. Richard Madden also plays well against his Rob Stark type as a weak and frightened character, not the instant hero you get in so many movies. Other characters are good too including the wonderful Thierry Godard from Spiral.Yes the budget is lower than a blockbuster Bond film and the film is the better for it. It's much more in the style of the early Bourne or Taken movies. The rooftop chase is far more realistic than any Bond film with people slipping and sliding about dangerously, knocking over chimney pots and generally looking rather scared rather than as though this is something they have trained for for months. I'm quite sure real CIA agents actually spend most of their time in unglamourous locations, in unglamourous cars and this film is the more realistic for showing it that way.If you want to see a good tight realistic so far as it goes obviously thriller go and see this film and give it the support it deserves. If you like pretty shiny things and shots of holiday destinations and don't care about why a secret agent tasked with the one job of keeping the head of the secret service alive would fail to do just that by playing Home Alone in Scotland instead of just placing one call for backup, then go see a Bond film instead.Elba would be wasted in a Bond film but he was excellent in this well made thriller that is better than a Bond film any day of the week.