• Network: Encore , Sky1
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 2, 2011
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Dec 15, 2011
    58
    You can feel Hardy and his mad energy desperately pushing The Take along, but you can hear the gears grinding.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Dec 1, 2011
    80
    It's nasty, hard-core stuff--a tale well told.
  3. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Dec 9, 2011
    100
    It's every bit as good as "The Sopranos" was in its prime.
  4. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Dec 2, 2011
    88
    Hardy and the supporting cast deliver.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Dec 1, 2011
    80
    The takeaway from The Take again proves an old showbiz saw: Cast the right actor as a mobster, and being bad can be pretty damn good.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 19, 2012
    7
    An average crime melodrama with Tom Hardy as a stand out sociopath. The question is why are these bad guys putting up with this strutting loose cannon? We all wait impatiently to watch him get his just desserts. Full Review »
  2. Dec 14, 2011
    5
    I think it's grossly overrated by the reviewers. The Take is just a watchable melodrama of a very average quality. Comparing it to The Sopranos is very misguided and weird, they exist on a totally different planes of artistry. Full Review »
  3. Dec 13, 2011
    10
    The Take is powerful and seamless. Wonderful, sociopathic performance by Tom Hardy. My only complaint is that it's unrelentingly bleak and dark. Could really use some black humor a la The Sopranos. I've only seen the first two episodes (only ones available so far on Netflix). Hope future episodes have some humor to balance out the antics of whack job Freddy. Full Review »