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
This movie was great. It had an intresting but morbid plot that kept you captivated while waiting to see what was soo hot about this film. Jolie does a great job of teasing you before she delivers an on screen sexual performance that will leave your toes curled. The sex scene she portrays in this movie in undeniably one of the best I've seen ever. She wraps her legs around her co-star, and who even cares who he is, because you're so focused on her performance, you'll project yourself into his character. Lucky man, and he got paid to do this film.
A must See!!!
If you watch movies to analize them and complain about the direction and so forth, you propbably shouldn't watch this. I watch movies for the sole entertainment, when I have no other distractions. I thought this was a GREAT film. A few spots really scrared the heck out of me, even though I should have know it was coming. At one point I even screamed out loud, but as I said, I had no distractions and was really in the mood to just enjoy a movie and forget about the world around me. A++
I love mysteries, which this was. You do not know for certain until the very end what was going on. I certainly did not think it was "predictable" unless you have a working crystal ball. Nudity aside, I watched it twice!
The only good thing about this piece of worthless film making is the beauty of Angelina Jolie. Such fine actors such as Ethan Hawke, Gina Rowlands and Oliver Martinez are wasted in this ridiculous waste of time. I was expecting so much more. The trailer was better than the film.
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