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 thriller is not too bad at all. If you are pretty good and guessing whats going to happen in movies. You will guess a decent amount in this one. Although I figured most of it out there was a couple of suprises and suspenseful moments that caught me off guard. Any movie that catches me off guard gets a plus. Its not the best story ever written but does have its clever moments. Over all I think alot of movie renters will enjoy this one.
This was a predictable movie, but still remained good. Hey, aren't they ALL running out of new story lines?!? Good thriller sections, hot sex and good acting. Some sections of the movie you questioned their rationale on the directing end, but all in all it was good, not great just good.
This move was totally transparent, but reasonably well performed. I was able to consistently predict what the next scene would be, which made it a dull movie to watch. If you just want to see Angelina Jolie, you'll see a lot of her, but even that wasn't enough to save this movie.
I have to admit, I have never really been an Angelina Jolie fan, but I must say, this girl is not afraid to get naked in front of a camera! The movie is a good nough thriller with some surprise twists, but the sex scene with Ethan Hawke makes the movie worth renting.
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