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4.0 out of 5 stars Better Than Expected
I bought this at Dollar Tree but because of 2 of the reviews here, held off watching it expecting it to be boring and a downer. Finally watching it, was pleasantly surprised to find it was one of those unexpected gems you hope to stumble across in the bargain bin. It's a small movie, budget and cast wise, but the action scenes are well managed and LDP does an excellent...
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2.0 out of 5 stars LDP LOOKING FOR HOOKERS
***PLOT SYNOPSIS*** I wouldn't call them spoilers as the movie was too bad to spoil.
Dave (Lou Diamond Phillips) daughter is raped. His wife blames him and leaves him. Dave takes a job as a security guard who sleeps with co-eds. During an inspection he discovers a human trafficking ring and mass murder in the back of a semi and a girl Anja (Anja Savcic) speaking...
Published on June 26, 2011 by The Movie Guy


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4.0 out of 5 stars Better Than Expected, August 28, 2014
This review is from: Takedown (DVD)
I bought this at Dollar Tree but because of 2 of the reviews here, held off watching it expecting it to be boring and a downer. Finally watching it, was pleasantly surprised to find it was one of those unexpected gems you hope to stumble across in the bargain bin. It's a small movie, budget and cast wise, but the action scenes are well managed and LDP does an excellent job as a father trying to redeem himself in his own eyes following a failure involving his daughter. Film maintains a great atmosphere of a man practically on his own. Though there are the necessary plot contrivances (LDP isn't an "everyman", he has fighting skills; his bullet wound never seems to slow him down) the film isn't over the top like the much louder "Taken". Film also doesn't waste any time involving the police, always of little value in a film like this, thereby maintaining the sense of isolation. Recommended if you're in the mood for a slightly stronger action/drama. Spoiler Here: Film has a win/lose ending; if you half expect it, then you should still be able to appreciate the film.
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2.0 out of 5 stars LDP LOOKING FOR HOOKERS, June 26, 2011
This review is from: Takedown (DVD)
***PLOT SYNOPSIS*** I wouldn't call them spoilers as the movie was too bad to spoil.
Dave (Lou Diamond Phillips) daughter is raped. His wife blames him and leaves him. Dave takes a job as a security guard who sleeps with co-eds. During an inspection he discovers a human trafficking ring and mass murder in the back of a semi and a girl Anja (Anja Savcic) speaking Serbian. There is a shoot out with the driver. After LDP wakes up in a private hospital he is asked to sign a statement...What girls? No one has seen any girls. In the back of the semi? Really?

LDP, using his Iraq training manages to subdue a man guarding him, escape from the care facility, break into his own home and avoid capture without busting a stitch from a bullet hole in his chest. It appears local law enforcement is involved in the cover up. Now at this point I contact the FBI, Justice Department, Immigration, and the state attorney general's office. Instead LDP goes to a local woman's shelter where he meets Monika (Estella Warren) who hooks him up with women who had been involved in the slave trade. LDP goes to the brothel where Eastern European women are forced into prostitution and plays 20 questions with one of the girls. LDP fights his way out, people die, he is shot at and stabbed. After being shot and stabbed he decides to take on the Russian mafia and the law enforcement people who help them all to save Anya. After watching Liam Neeson rescue his daughter, LDP is a let down.

In the middle of his "walking tall" quest LDP decides to have an awkward reunion with his wife and daughter. The ending attempts to make a statement in order to make up for a bad movie.

Nudity, F-bomb (Also released under the title "Transparency")
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Uninspired movie about human trafficking. Acting is so bad I didn't care about the missing girls. I felt bad about that. I say, May 16, 2011
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Tony Heck (Belgrade, MT USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Takedown (DVD)
What would you do to expose the truth? When a security guard (Phillips) stumbles on a woman that is part of a human trafficking ring he tries to save her. When she goes missing he devotes everything he has to find her. This is another hard movie to review. It was very, very flat and a little boring through most of it. The last 20 min picked up and the final 5 min will make you so mad that you will want to know how much they are saying is true. The acting is not that good and if there ever was a movie that makes you feel little or no connection to the characters, this is it. The subject matter is hard to deal with, and again the ending will infuriate you to the point of wanting to throw something at the TV. This is a movie I would not recommend, but the ending is so powerful that you should watch for the ending if nothing else. Hard to sit through, but worth it. Because of the ending...I give it a C.

Would I watch again? - No, I would not. But if someone else is watching it I would want to see thier reaction to the ending.

*Also try - Elephant White & Out Of Reach
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 4, 2014
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ARTHUR TRAVIS (AVON PARK, FLORIDA, US) - See all my reviews
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