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 awesome. I didn't feel "The Silence of the Lambs" connection. I actually said as I was watching it that it reminded me a lot of "Seven" with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. I would definintely send the kids out of the room for this one!!!
It has a tempo to it that won't let you go, always adding something new to keep you busy. Then, when it looks like it is almost over it takes you somewhere else making you wonder if you missed anything.
I really liked this movie a lot more than I thought I would. The name didn't make it sound as good as it really was. To bad they couldn't have thought up something better to call it, it might have been a bigger hit at the theaters, but who knows for sure. I only know as hard as I am to please when it comes to a mystery/suspense film this one was definitely worth seeing.
This was a really good movie. I kind of knew all along what was going to happen but it didnt keep me from jumping a few times through the movie. I dont think it was too slow at all in fact I thought I thought it was well paced. Definately worth the rent!!