The Takeover
The Takeover (2022)
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‘The Takeover’ (2022) – Netflix Movie – Review: An Action-Thriller for a Rainy Afternoon

Takeover is a Netflix action thriller movie directed by Annemarie van de Mond, starring Holly Brood.

A cat and mouse chase film.

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The Takeover (2022)

Premise

Mel Bandison is a white-hat hacker who, after a good deed, gets into trouble because, collaterally, she causes the closure of an entire criminal organization.

Movie Review

This little number is an action thriller where there is a lot of running around town, in this case it is Rotterdam, as the protagonist is being chased by the gangsters whose system she has hacked into. Again, although the premise is different, we have a Run Lola Run scenario, as we did with Run Sweetheart Run. The storyline is straightforward, and the production is acceptable.
With the appropriate fast tempo for an action thriller it is one scene after another of the cat and mouse chase.
It might not be novel, but it has a strong protagonist that is well performed by Holly Mae Brood. All in all the performances of the cast is good. As for the cinematography it is not outstanding, with a plain photography, which does have an advantage, though, of giving it a more realistic quality.
If you seek a thriller structured in a more classic narrative format, ‘The Takeover’ might be a movie you will want to watch.

Our Opinion

Despite it not being a highly sophisticated production it has the inherent entertainment value of an action thriller, which will probably be to the liking of some audience members. The storyline is not novel, but it counts on a strong protagonist.

The Star

Release Date

November 1, 2022

Where to Watch ‘The Takeover’

Netflix

Cast


Holly Mae Brood / Mel Bandison

Géza Weisz / Thomas Deen

Susan Radder / Roos

Frank Lammers / Buddy

Noortje Herlaar / Linde

Walid Benmbarek / Idriss

Lawrence Sheldon / Rogers

Jenny Hsia / Teamlid

Faye Kimmijser / Young Mel

Mike Wijdenbosch / Robin

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The Takeover (2022)
The Takeover

Movie title: Takeover

Movie description: Mel Bandison is a white-hat hacker who, after a good deed, gets into trouble because, collaterally, she causes the closure of an entire criminal organization.

Date published: October 30, 2022

Country: Netherlands

Duration: 87 mins

Author: Veronica Loop

Director(s): Annemarie van de Mond

Actor(s): Holly Brood, Geza Weisz, Frank Lammers, Susan Radder, Walid Benmbarek, Noortje Herlaar, Lawrence Sheldon, Marco Eradus

Genre: Thriller

Our Opinion

It might not be novel as it follows a classic action thriller narrative structure, but it has a strong protagonist that is well performed by Holly Mae Brood. As for the cinematography it is not outstanding, with a plain photography, which does have an advantage, though, of giving it a more realistic quality.

Overall
3

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