Taking Lives

Angelina Jolie stars as a creepy detective who has been called in by an old friend to help catch a serial killer. Ethen Hawke plays a main witness who ends up getting friendly with Angelina in a love scene that makes the movie a bit more worth watching. Although the true killer becomes blatantly obvious this above average thriller picks up speed fast and its excellent suspense manages to cover up the humungous gaps in the plot.

Factual error: In the scene in Costa's apartment after the failed baiting ploy, Costa describes himself as a loner who "bought a gun for a false sense of security", appeared to have had it with him during the evening, and gave the impression that he bought it after he witnessed the murder. Although IlIeana mightn't know, the Montreal police in the room might (should) have wondered about this. Even if legal, it is very difficult to acquire a restricted weapon (handgun) in Canada, the process taking one month to as many as six or more for clearance and permits, let alone courses and examinations. In addition, concealed carry of a weapon is prohibited for civilians. (01:00:25)

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Paquette: What kind of gun did he have?
Costa: He had the kind that leaves really big holes in people.

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Trivia: Even though he shares top billing with Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland is on screen for less than three minutes.

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