A female detective on the trail of a psychotic killer discovers love in a dangerous time in this thriller, based on the novel by Michael Pye. Illeana Scott (Angelina Jolie) is a special agent with the FBI who has a reputation for using offbeat methods, but also boasts a strong record as a criminal profiler. Scott is called in by a former Quantico colleague (Tcheky Karyo) to assist two Canadian police detectives, Paquette (Olivier Martinez) and Duval (Jean-Hugues Anglade), who are on the trail of a serial killer who has been doing business in and around Montreal for close to two decades. The murderer has a history of assimilating many aspects of the lives of his victims after he kills them, but there's been a witness to his most recent crime. Art gallery owner James Costa (Ethan Hawke) saw the killer during an assault, and now finds himself working as an only marginally willing decoy for Scott. As Scott and Costa follow the killer's trail, they find themselves becoming attracted to one another, which is not necessarily a comfort to Scott as she finds her quarry moving closer and closer. Taking Lives also stars Kiefer Sutherland and Gena Rowlands. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
The movie grabs you from the beginning. with a dramatic death scene. Jolie plays her part well and carries the movie.Ethan did a good job as well. I liked everything ---except the ending, A decent movie to rent however...
This movie reminded me of Seven, great story and some sweet kills. The movie will keep you guessing all away till the end and there is a sweet twist. Angeline Jolie was really good in this movie and so were the other actors. This horror/cop movie is a must see.
Excellent adult movie. More than some violence and the guys will like Angelina Jolie. It's rated R for a reason! BUT...the movie keeps you on the edge of your seat for the whole ride. One of the best parts is the surprise ending! BTW was Kiefer Sutherland in this movie? Was he paid? Was he left on the cutting room floor? Ha Ha Go Rent This! Markle
I've had a thing for Ethan for years, so I may be a bit biased. I thought this was a pretty entertaining movie. Somewhat predictable, but the twists still surprised me at times. Angelina was okay at best, but I think Ethan did a great job in his role. The sex scene was hot! He could have showed more skin though.