Taking Lives Synopsis
FBI agent (Jolie) becomes involved with her key witness while tracking a prolific serial killer.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

If only Taking Lives had given Jolie a greater foil than Ethan Hawke -- a young Kevin Spacey or Jack Nicholson say -- the film might have...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A certain genre of thriller depends more upon style and tone than upon plot; it doesn't matter if you believe it walking out, as long as...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Clearly, much care and intelligence have been lavished on discouraging, routine material.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
If Taking Lives starts off with a modicum of wit and creepy-crawly scares, it winds up somewhere else altogether: in the cliche-strewn land...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
The tense, stylish thriller turns into soft-core, slapdash psychodrama.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Ho-hum, another serial-killer thriller. Even with Angelina Jolie thrown in for forensic sex appeal, this dog won't hunt.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
After ''Seven'' and three ''Hannibal'' hits, the audience tolerance for baroque serial-killer flourishes has been duly amped. We require...
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
If you can buy the pillow-lipped Angelina Jolie as a psychic FBI agent in Montreal to hunt a serial killer, then you can swallow the other...
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Because the characters in the movie have only stock obsessions and vague personal histories, there's no reason to be interested in them.
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25

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The trouble with indulging Taking Lives is that it's taking your time.
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ A couple of genuine thrills but not for kids.
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