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Taking Lives (2004)

3 Ratings: -0.3
A movie directed by D.J. Caruso

While it doesn't rank with such grim classics asThe Silence of the LambsandSeven, D.J. Caruso'sTaking Livesoffers similarly heavy atmosphere, beginning well before fizzling into absurdity. Freely adapted from thenovelby Michael Pye, and set in … see full wiki

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Director: D.J. Caruso
3 reviews about Taking Lives (2004)
review by . July 21, 2009
I'm a sucker for "serial killer" movies. I'm always on the search for the new SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, the new MANHUNTER, even the new SEVEN. But I am so often disappointed! Sometimes the movie fails to generate really good tension or suspense, and sometimes the movie fails to deliver a properly insane or creepy killer.    TAKING LIVES fails on both counts. It is never really exciting or interesting in terms of the "chase." And the killer, both when he is a mystery figure and when …
review by . September 20, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
I saw this movie with no knowledge of what it is about. It starts off with a teenager on a bus trip who has a flat tire. While waiting for another bus, he talks to another guy and the two seem to become friends. They decide to rent a car to get where they are going. The rental car also mysteriously has a flat. The befriended guy gets out to change the tire. While he is doing so a truck is head towards them on the highway. The other team looks at the truck and just as it is about to pass them, the …
review by . August 18, 2004
TAKING LIVES has more going for it than you'd expect. The premise is how different two twins can be - one good, the other evil. The story opens with an incident that we later discover is a modus operandi for a serial killer. The twins, sons of mother played be Gena Rowlands, are not exactly identified until the latter part of the movie. But in a boating 'accident' one of the twins (the good one of course) was killed by the other twin. Since that time the surviving twin has usurped the identity and …
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