Spoiler-Free Review of “The Takeover” on Netflix: Modern Version of “The Net” has some thrills

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*

“How long have you been at this?”

The Takeover premiered on November 1st 2022 on Netflix. The Dutch action-thriller film stars Holly Mae Brood, Géza Weisz, and Frank Lammers.  It runs for approximately an hour and twenty-eight minutes.

Framed for murder after uncovering a privacy scandal, a hacker must track down the criminals who framed her and prove her innocence.

Here is the trailer:

The Takeover (2022) is a quick action-thriller with a lot going for it. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A simple formula that works…

This thriller didn’t try to do too much, which I appreciated. It embraced its identity and just went with it. The pacing was solid and there wasn’t too much set-up to weigh things down. Everything worked seamlessly and I enjoyed the action as well. If you’re looking for one of those films where you can just turn your brain off for a while, this one fits the bill.

Strong lead to root for.

I really liked our main character. She was uncomplicated and fearless. I wanted to see more of her hacking skills in action, but I thought she did a great job with the role and elevated this film in a lot of ways with her performance.

The Cons:

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Predictable…

Even though I enjoyed this film, it followed its safe formula and stuck with it. It reminded me a lot of The Net starring Sandra Bullock and didn’t stray too far from that familiar plot. I would have liked for it to have found its own identity separate from that film, but it was still a lot of fun to watch.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

A quick action-thriller with a strong female lead to root for. 

If you enjoy films like The Net and Double Jeopardy, you’ll find plenty to like in this one.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Takeover in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

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