The Take

The Take

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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Sean Briar is a rogue CIA agent who isn't afraid to step on a few toes to solve a case. While roaming the streets of Paris, a pickpocket swipes a bag containing a bomb and inadvertently ruins a bank heist attempt by corrupt French government officials. Now labeled as a terrorist threat and running for his life, the only person who can save him is Sean. This unlikely duo joins forces to solve the case before they become victims in a devious plot of international conspiracy.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: BLU TAK
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,stereo,DTS-HD master audio 7.1,Dolby digital 2.0
video file,Blu-Ray
Alternative Title: Take (Motion picture : 2016)


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Jun 09, 2019

A new different kind of spy heroics. Not much character building in the beginning but the story keeps moving at a nice pace without being predictable. All great actors. I'd watch the next chapter if it happens. Idris is one big muscular dude! He fits a hero's physique perfectly.

Jun 07, 2019

A decent wheels-within-wheels plot is subverted by a terrible screenplay and truly ghastly dialogue. The French malfrats and flics corrompus are the only convincing actors in the lot, although Richard Madden tries to work with the cards he has been dealt. Idris Elba is just plain silly in his one-dimensional performance as the baddest badass in Paris who leaves no cliché unturned as he saves the city from ... well who knows what. Along the way we get a riot that looks like an outtake from Les Miz (I'm not kidding), and a Banque de France building that no one who has ever walked down the rue Croix des Petits-Champs would recognize. But let's give a tip of the hat to ingénue Charlotte Le Bon, who at least brings her pretty face to the proceedings. A director like Paul Greengrass might have made something of this film; but writer and director James Watkins has proved in spades that he was not up to the job. A missed opportunity best watched when not sober.

Jan 16, 2019

Bond, James Bond? Not really. But there are elements. Plenty action, lots of noise, guns blasting, bomb threats, chases, cars, and on foot, if this is your thing, this film delivers.

Dec 07, 2018

I enjoyed this fast paced film. Idris Elba fulfills the role, in my opinion. Has some surprises at the end. Takes place in Paris, France. I enjoyed the supporting cast. The story has been told quite a few times before, but I still enjoyed it.

Jun 09, 2018

Well acted and directed. Visually, it's fine. But the script is very weak: Ham-fisted dialogue, by-the-numbers cop-and-con team up. If you haven't seen something in this movie countless times before, you'll see things coming. It's okay, just not very original or well-written. Surprised Idris did this one.

Feb 27, 2018

Elba has done better movies. Over acting at first but as movie progressed it improved.

Feb 21, 2018

I did not like this movie, I found it boring.

Jan 19, 2018

I found this movie very entertaining. No fast forward button needed. Good intricate plot. Well acted. I recommend.

Nov 26, 2017

Fast paced, terrorism, some bad dudes Some neat pick pocket tricks.

Oct 01, 2017

I really liked this action packed fast paced drama with the sexy Idris Elba and the actor who I believed played Robb Stark in the Game of Thrones show.

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May 31, 2017

But you ran and you made me chase you, and innocent people do not run.
-You were coming after me. Have you seen yourself?
July 14th, Bastille Day, is our national holiday. Would America cancel Independence Day? Would you put away your flags and your fireworks or would you hold them higher? France does not give in to threats.
Michael Mason, born in Vegas. His dad was a casino pit boss, his mom a realtor. Good grades, heading for college, till Dad took off, leaving them with gambling debts.Then the wheels come off. Drops out of high school.Arrested in Reno for cardsharping. Outstanding warrants in four states for short-con fraud. Skipped bail, fled the country,
entered France on a tourist visa.
You must be really good.
-Overall number one draft pick of pick-pockets. I'm the best.

May 31, 2017

Are you familiar with Deep Net cryptocurrency transactions?
-I don't bank online.
Right. You're a field guy. Your last op, Anbar, you were tasked surveillance, but you did a little more than that. Without clear visual evidence, you broke cover to take down six suspects who you alone had ascertained were carrying concealed explosives. I'm curious, are you saying you knew what they were carrying underneath their clothing before engaging?
-Oh, yeah. Like I could tell you, Tom... got tighty whities on, right?
But in the process, you exposed your key informant, Fatima Hamza. Two years building her trust, infiltrating the terror network, wasted.
-It was a calculated risk.
Really? Because your Baghdad CO describes you as reckless, insubordinate and irresponsible toward human assets. You recognise that description?
-No, but I recognize an asshole when I see one.
Four people died because of us.
-What can we do? There's only two of us.
No, there's a lot more.


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