The Take
The Take (2004)

This is the story of working people who decide to fight back against a corrupt and brutal system. Against the backdrop of Argentina's historic economic collapse, the film chronicles the extraordinary story of workers and activists who… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 4, 2004
DVD Release Date: February 21, 2006
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

Neither slick nor sophisticated, but inspiring nonetheless.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A success story? Yes, according to the Movement of Recovered Companies. No, according to the owners and the courts.

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

A paean to the resiliency of the human spirit.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

The Take plays out like a Frank Capra movie with the 'little people' taking on corrupt and indifferent officials. In the process the film strikes a strong blow for the dignity of labor and introduces an array of brave individuals.

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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle

A balance of fact and fury.

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Empire Magazine

Politically powerful, but filmically flawed.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

This film puts a pained human face on the cost of the corporate status quo.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein's film is antiglobalist advocacy journalism of the most muddled and romanticized stripe, almost dangerously naive in its simplistic presentation of complex political events.

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Urban Cinefile

Anyone sympathetic with the political viewpoint presented here will find much to admire in the energy and optimism of both the filmmakers and their subjects

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Hetteix
Brilliant, if naturally one-sided. Though, deciding to come down hard on one side of the political fence when the other side is utterly monstrous, is something… More