Richard Madden

Even Idris Elba can't elevate the routine action-thriller 'The Take'

Even Idris Elba can't elevate the routine action-thriller 'The Take'

Imitating the Bourne capers rather than establishing an identity of its own, “The Take” is a strictly by-the-numbers political thriller that fails to capitalize on Idris Elba’s formidable screen presence.

The British actor plays a brooding CIA operative whose rep for being reckless and irresponsible has landed him behind a desk in Paris.

But he finds himself back on the street, teaming up with an American pickpocket (Richard Madden) who gets more than he bargained for when he snatches a booby-trapped bag. The reluctant bomb mule (Charlotte Le Bon) to whom the bag belongs has second thoughts about carrying out a terrorist attack at a political party...

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