Take Back is exactly the kind of budget straight-to-video action movie you'd find in the bargain bin of a video store, which can sometimes be a place where you can find some great little gems that would otherwise never see the light of day. Unfortunately, Take Back isn't one of those films, instead being a lacklustre and forgettable action movie that will put people to sleep instead of giving them thrills.

Zara (Gillian White) and Brian (Michael Jai White) are living the perfect small town life when a mysterious stranger from Zara's secret past kidnaps their daughter and now they must race to save her life.

That synopsis provided just above is as generic as it can get for an action movie so you'd expect it to be relatively simple to follow a formula that ensures you deliver a film that involves some form of excitement. The fight sequences are either shot poorly or over far too soon which stops the film in its tracks from flowing freely. It's a poorly written film too, cringeworthy dialogue mixed with unbelievable actions taken by particular characters turning this into more of a comedy than it's supposed to be.

Take Back doesn't exactly have a lot to shout about either when it comes to the performances, Michael Jai White and Gillian White sharing next to no chemistry as the married couple staving off threats from her past. Then comes Mickey Rourke. I mean, this man is incredibly capable of delivering a fine performance but this just isn't it. I don't exactly know it is in all honesty but it certainly isn't a fine performance.

I wasted ninety-minutes of my life on Take Back so you don't have to. It's truly awful and certainly not worth seeking out in a genre that has been thriving over recent years.



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