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Taking Lives Movie Review Summary

Actors: Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland

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An FBI agent heads to Montreal to work with the local police in a serial killer case. The killer kills people and takes their identities. A witness comes forward with information. However, things get complicated when the agent falls for the witness.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer




A man who hates his own life starts killing people and becoming them by stealing their identities. Two Montreal cops and an FBI agent try to catch the killer. A local artist apparently becomes the killer's next target, so the cops begin working with him. The FBI agent falls in love with the artist. The artist kills the supposed killer. The case appears to be closed. However, the agent discovers that the artist, who's since escaped, is actually the killer. The agent, now pregnant with twins goes into hiding. The killer shows up and attacks her, but she fights him off and stabs him. That's when, just before he dies, he finds out that it was all a trap, the agent's not really pregnant.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   catching/stopping killer Criminal enemy is...    -   serial killer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   moving train    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   run over    -   decapitated    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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