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  • Summary: A compelling political thriller that pits ordinary workers in suburban Buenos Aires against the local ruling elite and the powerful forces of global capitalism. (First Run/Icarus Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Plays out like a Frank Capra movie with the "little people" taking on corrupt and indifferent officials. In the process the film strikes a strong blow for the dignity of labor and introduces an array of brave individuals.
  2. 75
    Shot in Argentina, where a prosperous middle-class economy was destroyed during 10 years of IMF policies.
  3. Anticapitalist propaganda that persuades and uplifts is in short supply these days.
  4. A stirring, idealistic documentary that examines the grass-roots cooperative movement in financially devastated Argentina, raises basic questions about economics, government and human nature.
  5. 60
    The Take tells a compelling story of courageous, industrious people, but it begs for a second act.
  6. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    25
    The Take represents the downside of the new documentary renaissance.

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