FBMR - Taking Lives
Film-Buff Movie Reviews

TAKING LIVES (2004) **1/2

The preview for this film was, unfortunately, better than the actual movie. Not that it was a bad movie. It was all right, just nothing special. It boasted having some plot twists, but for some reason, they weren't tremendously original or creative. I've seen suspense/thrillers much better than this.

What was nice was to see a film shot and set in Montreal. That doesn't happen too often. Most films are set in New York, or Los Angeles, and any other number of American or European cities. But few big-budget films take place in a Canadian city. It was nice to see Montreal play Montreal.

This is the story of a serial killer who stalks, studies, murders, and subsequently takes over the lives of his victims. You could it extreme identity theft. An FBI profiler (Angelina Jolie) is called to Montreal to help the MUC police and the SQ solve these crimes. The crime scene pictures are quite grotesque, so those with queasy stomachs beware.