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Take

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Bobby Coleman, Minnie Driver

Take

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
99 minutes
Limited Release Date:
07/18/08
performer:
Minnie Driver, Jeremy Renner
director:
Charles Oliver
distributor:
Liberation Entertainment
author:
Charles Oliver
genre:
Drama, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B-

Relentlessly — almost defiantly — bleak, Take is one of those intersecting-fate movies where you know the outcome from the get-go. The only mystery is how it will arrive at its tragic destination. Minnie Driver is a blue-collar mom whose son was killed in a botched robbery. Jeremy Renner (North Country) is the desperate loser on death row for the crime. Is forgiveness possible? Charles Oliver’s directing debut certainly has its heart in the right place. But its climax, when the two finally meet before the execution, doesn’t really deliver. A movie this grim should come with more of a payoff. B-