Review: The Take
Blu-ray & DVD: The Take (1974)
The move to Paloma does nothing for his morals though, and he gets on the payroll of the local criminals…as are quite a few of his police associates too.
Sneed has to balance continuing to look efficient in his police work, while also taking orders from crime boss Manso (Vic Morrow)…a man who doesn’t hesitate in dealing out pain and punishment to anyone that fails to obey his orders.
The action and violence are mediocre, and the narrative does at times seem a little overly complex for what it is trying to do, but there are solid performances throughout, non more so than by Frankie Avalon as a low level criminal who flexes his acting chops on numerous occasions.
There are better 1970s low budget action movies out there, but for a quick fix of big flares, big collars, big cars, and a bit of police vs criminals action, then you can’t go too far wrong with The Take.
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