The Take

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Released 2004

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The Take

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Director:
Avi Lewis
Released:
2004
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In this documentary, a group of 30 unemployed Argentinian auto workers attempt to kick-start their dead careers. Following in the footsteps of others throughout the country, they set up shop in the desolate auto factory where they used to work, announcing their intentions to re-start the plant as a cooperative business, without the aid of bosses. To keep their plan alive, these radical thinkers must battle the former owners of the company, the government and the police.

Metacritic Score

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    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 ...

  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    A stirring, idealistic documentary that examines the grass-roots cooperative movement in financially devastated Argentina, raises basic questions about economics, government and hu...

  • 60

    Variety

    Makes its points effectively, but could have benefited from a burst of creativity.

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