Taking Chance
Taking Chance (2009)

Inspired by the true story of the United States Marine who volunteered to escort the remains of a nineteen year old soldier who was killed in Iraq to his small hometown in remote Wyoming, Taking Chance stars Kevin Bacon in the feature… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 21, 2009
DVD Release Date: May 12, 2009
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Shales
Washington Post

Taking Chance gives us all the opportunity to render honor.

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Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

It dramatizes a true story in a way that will break your heart without ever feeling manipulative or gratuitous.

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Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine

Does this really tell us much that isn't patently obvious to anybody with a brain and a heart?

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David Cornelius

A film of overwhelming emotional power.

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Brian Holcomb
Slant Magazine

Lazy filmmaking that fails to engage anyone who doesn't have a personal connection to the story. It's so well-meaning that it ultimately means nothing much at all.

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Jason McKiernan

This is a film about respect and dignity, both in death and in life. And we hope that we may be treated with the same level of careful attention.

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Joshua Tyler

A tedious 85 minutes of Kevin Bacon saluting.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Taking Chance is an incredible picture starring Kevin Bacon that tells the true story of Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl who volunteered to escort the remains… More
Brian De Guelle
Kevin Bacon again proves again he is a talent that is second to none and is very watchable in this emotional and fashionation dama.Short film but staingh to the… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"You are his witness now. Without a witness, they just disappear."</i> Based on real-life events, Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a volunteer… More
Jason Reneau
Heartbreaking true story of a Marine, who volunteers to escort the body of a fallen soldier. Kevin Bacon, despite what some might say. Is and has been on his… More
Kevin Bacon, Tom Aldredge, Guy Boyd Blanche Baker, Ruby Jerins, Mike Colter, Henry Coy, Tom Wopat DIRECTED BY: Ross Katz Based on real-life events, Lt.… More
Isaac H
Taking Chance tries to go where no other film has gone before - and in this respect it succeeds. However, the film is weighed down by mostly wooden performances… More