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Taking Lives (Director's Cut) [DVD] [2004]

Angelina Jolie , Ethan Hawke , D.J. Caruso    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Gena Rowlands, Olivier Martinez
  • Directors: D.J. Caruso
  • Writers: Jon Bokenkamp, Michael Pye
  • Producers: Alan C. Blomquist, Anna DeRoy, Bernie Goldmann, Bruce Berman, Dana Goldberg
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Sep 2004
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002SCZNK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,100 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Dark and moody thriller starring Angelina Jolie as FBI Special Agent Illeana Scott, a specialist in criminal profiling whose unconventional approach and offbeat methods belie her professionalism and reputation for accuracy. She is assigned to join a team of detectives in Montreal, Canada, who are investigating the case of a serial killer who assumes the lives and identities of his victims. But the team resent her abilities and cool demeanour, and as the case unfolds her increasing isolation leads her to find comfort and intimacy in a very dangerous place...

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Taking Lives (Director's Cut) [DVD] [2004]

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go For It 12 May 2009
This was a follow up to the movie The Bone Collector, only in the sense however that her character has developed from being a cop to detective mainly dealing with murders. The plot to this movie is she is asked to go to go Canada and help solve a number of murders that appear at first not to be connected.

From reading previous comments on amazon i was abit wary of how good this movie was going to be as people had not rated it highly. However i thought it was a great moive, with plenty of twists and turns that left you shocked at the out come. Maybe im just more into thrillers or maybe im easily pleased when it comes to movies.

I would definately recommend this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good in parts ,bad in others 27 Jun 2007
By sean paul mccann VINE VOICE
taking lives is a 2004 film that bombed on its release,while its easy to see why in parts,in other parts its better than alot of films that gain mass success.

The film is about a man who is fed up with his own identity and steals that of others along the way and assumes their identity and their life,a FBI profiler played by angelie jolie is sent up to montreal to find out what she can when the local police start to find bodies with the help of a man who has seen the killer played by ethan hawke.

The film starts well and has the odd jumpy moment that is stylish and certainly this film borrows from the classic movie 'seven' at times,alot of dark settings and eerie moments follow,there is a solid middle to the film as well so all is rolling along nicely and a decent if not totally surprising twist as well,but then for the last 30 minutes or so the film starts to fall on its face alot with a very drawn out ending with cliche lines and all that jazz,plus i find it strange that keifer sutherland is third on the films credits when he is hardly in it,my theory is that he did his parts while in montreal on a lunch break from filming his show '24',well thats my theory anyway,all in all this is a decent movie,worth a watch but beware of a sloppy and tiring ending that takes away from the films strengths considerably.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars unremarkable serial killer movie 9 July 2005
By Mr. Stephen Kennedy TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This film is what it is - a by the numbers serial killer movie, that in its heart seems to think it is cleverer and more stylish than it actually is.
However, the location and the offbeat casting do make it worth watching, with some occasional successful stylistic flourishes, and at least one genuinely jump out of your set moment.
Angelina Jolie is in one of her weakest roles here - the FBI profiler with a secret past, a loner who has her own unusual methods of immersing herself into each case. This is never truly explored more than that two dimensional outline however, and Jolie seems to try very little to flesh that out.
The 'Unrated' aspect involves one sex scene which for once does actually integrate into the plot, but does seem a somewhat gratuitous use of Angelinas well known attributes.
Ethan Hawke is fine but not outstanding in an initially ambiguous role, and Kiefer Sutherland is barely there in a few scenes, so dont be fooled by his front cover billing. In fact the scenes with him make for some of the few highlights of the movie. Olivier Martinez and the other French actors fill out thankless roles adequately.
Enjoy it, its not a bad movie, but dont expect surprises or any sense of enjoyment in the process of filmmaking from anyone involved.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Potentially good film that fails to deliver 15 Dec 2006
By Amazon Customer TOP 1000 REVIEWER
FBI agent Illeana Scott (Angelina Jolie) is drafted to Montreal to profile a serial killer perpetrating horrific murders. Soon Costa (Ethan Hawke) a witness and art dealer appears and draws a likeness of the killer.

After a few brief nods to criminal profiling (I had hoped profiling would be the key element in the drama instead of a sideshow) we launch into the usual grisly manhunt with relatively predictable twists along the way.

Predictable plot apart the good production values, acting, production and cinematography are wasted by an unexpected, unbelievable and tacky ending that will long live in the memory.

Pity, this could have been an excellent film.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Angelina Jolie! 2 May 2010
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I'm going to have to watch this movie again because I've no idea what was going on. Not because it was a bad or confusing movie, but because I could not take my eyes off Angelina Jolie. Quite simply she is gorgeous; those cheekbones, those eyes, those lips, her long elegant legs, that feline animal gait! Wonderful! Looking forward to watching it again to see if I can concentrate on the plot! On a more technical note it's a classy, stylish thriller set in Paris (I think!:)
JP (overheating)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 13 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good buy 10 Mar 2014
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It arrived in good condition and on time. The movie was good, as I saw it on tv and wanted to purchase it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good 2 Mar 2014
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It's thriller with a twist so I recommend highly so go for it and watch it it's a good movie
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Published 2 days ago by Naropa
4.0 out of 5 stars taking lives
very good film good plot and acting and a film i will watch again and try more angelina jolie films
Published 5 months ago by ghosts
4.0 out of 5 stars Thank you
Great movie, but I am biased. I love Ange and did not realise there were so many movies with her in it that I had not seen (never mind heard of!)
Published 5 months ago by Susanne
5.0 out of 5 stars good
I really like the game and would recommened it to anyone who liked simular film as myself and its a joy to watch.
Published 19 months ago by Katiecoo
5.0 out of 5 stars great film
Love this film. Bought it as it was a bargain price. Came sealed and was fast delivery. All origional dvd and packaging. Would defo recommend to anyone. Thank you
Published 21 months ago by Nicky Lella
1.0 out of 5 stars Has anyone ever seen a good movie with Angelina Jolie on it?
To call "acting" to what Jolie does in this movie would be like calling "painting" to the tags people left in public toilets. Read more
Published on 5 Jun 2012 by Joseph G. Black
5.0 out of 5 stars Great service.
Great service. DVD never arrived but the seller refunded my money and told me to keep the dvd if it ever arrived. Post office blamed build up of post when we had snow.
Published on 29 Jan 2011 by Mrs. C. A. Owen
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating
It's paced perfectly, and just when you think it's all over it isn't the twists and turns keep you wondering how it's all going to end, you'll never guess in a million years what... Read more
Published on 26 Dec 2010 by Swimming against the tide
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This is a really good film, and a film i had never heard of before! Angelina Jolie was actually amazing in this film, however keifer must have been in it for what 30 seconds? Read more
Published on 8 Dec 2010 by James
5.0 out of 5 stars watchable DVD
One of the best thrillers I have ever watched. Well worth the money.

I am sure if you buy it you will be on the edge of your seat.

Published on 12 Oct 2010 by Mrs. V. Foster
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