Movie Stats & Links
||Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke,
Kiefer Sutherland, Olivier Martinez
It's R for many reason, namely sex and violence and
pictures of gruesome bodies.
||She might get
scared and grab your arm, or you might get scared and grab her
||Ethan and Angelina
get it on.
||Some chase scenes.
||A chuckle here and
I saw nearly every twist and turn coming in "Taking
Lives," except one, and in the end it was the main one. Iím so
disappointed in myself.
A Movie Review
This review will be quick because if I write
too much Iíll probably give away most of the things that are supposed
to surprise you as you watch "Taking Lives," but if you have any
movie-going history, things are pretty much spelled out from the
beginning as to who the killer is. Anyway, Angelina Jolie is Illeana.
Sheís an FBI psycho detective who has a knack for solving weird cases.
Sheís called up to the Great White North, well, Canada, to help an old
friend solve a murder. Paquette (Olivier Martinez) isnít happy about
this because he feels he can solve the murder on his own. Enter Costa
(Ethan Hawke). He was picked up by the cops because he was at the
murder scene where he says he saw the killer smash the dead dude with
a rock and was trying to save the life of the dying guy. He supplies
the cops with a sketch of the dude he saw, and now Hart (Kiefer
Sutherland) is the main suspect. While the search is on for Hart,
Costa and Illeana start to have feelings for each other, and Illeana
is worried her work might be tainted by her feelings for Costa.
Pretty much thatís the basis for the story. Now you get your
typical "who really is the killer?" fare, how did he do it, and what
in his childhood caused him to be like this, and pretty much each
answer is obvious, only the ending tricked me, but thinking back, I
should have saw that coming too.
So is "Taking Lives" any good? Itís alright, I was entertained, but
really it doesnít take much thought to get through it. Angelina Jolie
is okay in the role as the slightly twisted detective, and she still
looks hot. Ethan Hawke is good as Costa, and Olivier Martinez is
alright as the disgruntled detective. If youíre looking for an
entertaining movie, this one is okay, so I suppose weíll just leave it
at 2 Ĺ stars out of 5. It did trick me, so I guess it has that going
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!