Taking Lives
Taking Lives (2004)

A female detective on the trail of a psychotic killer discovers love in a dangerous time in this thriller, based on the novel by Michael Pye. Illeana Scott (Angelina Jolie) is a special agent with the FBI who has a reputation for using… More

Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: August 17, 2004
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A stylish, but predictable thriller where the only thrills are offered by the sensuous Angelina Jolie.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

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 implausibilities in this retread thriller.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Would have to work nights to reach mediocrity.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A couple of genuine thrills but not for kids.

Full review…
Charles Taylor

Jolie is far too good for this tripe but she does give the film its only believable moments, and for the first half, her concentration makes you watch her intently.

Full review…
Malene Arpe
Toronto Star

While not breaking any new ground, director D.J. Caruso's movie also doesn't disappoint.

Full review…
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Willfully stupid and obvious for most of its running time, this serial-killer thriller lulls the audience into one gasp-worthy, rug-pulling moment that, while stupid, isn't exactly obvious. [Blu-ray]

Full review…
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Nosedive it does, abandoning all pretense of style and eccentricity for at-times laughable predictability.

David Edelstein

Caruso is a much more resourceful director than this material deserves, but I resented being two steps ahead of the genius profiler and the genius serial-killer.

Full review…
Michael Dequina

Could very well be mistaken for an Ashley Judd programmer.

Full review…
More reviews for Taking Lives

Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Directors Cat
Dean !
A decent enough thriller if nothing new, or groundbreaking. Doesn't deserve the slating it has got from some though?? I enjoy thrillers and the tracking of… More
Red Lats
There are times knowing the schedule is detrimental to watching the movie. The movie sort of ended - they had the bad guy, but there was still 20 minutes left… More
Wildaly M
I was confused about the whole film and then the end confused me even more.
Albert Kim
Angelina Jolie strips for like no reason. horrible movie.
Conner Rainwater
Not the best crime/thriller ever, but had it come out about a decade beforehand it would have gotten a lot more positive responses. It's a really… More

More Like This