Taking Lives (2004, USA/CDN) C-109m. SCOPE ** D: D.J. Caruso. Starring Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Gena Rowlands, Olivier Martinez, Tchéky Karyo, Jean-Hugues Anglade. Quite good thriller about FBI profiler Jolie, who travels to Montreal, Canada, to track down a serial killer, who has been active for almost two decades and takes on the identity of every new victim. Hawke is a key witness, Sutherland may be the psycho killer. Interesting cast, quite well-made, but script (based on a novel by Michael Pye) takes a few bizarre turns that take away all credibility. Jolie looks sexy but her performance is cold. Nice score by Philip Glass.


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