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Taken 2 Reviews

Richard Roeper
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A sloppy, lazy, unintentionally laughable sequel.

Full Review Source: Richard | Original Score: .5/5

October 14, 2012
Andrew O'Hehir
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A meta-American movie, a Godardian spoof of the whole genre, an attempt to see how stupid and insulting a motion picture can be and still be a big hit.

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October 7, 2012
James Berardinelli
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Taken 2 is more of the same, except a little bigger, a little dumber, and a little less invigorating.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

October 7, 2012
Dana Stevens
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So lazily put together that it relies on flashbacks from its predecessor for the majority of its character development.

Full Review Source: Slate

October 5, 2012
Charles Gant
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Neeson, despite having turned 60 in June, looks spritely enough in the role, and more than capable of another go-round should Taken 2 match its predecessor's success.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 5, 2012
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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As much as this picture is action driven, its greatest delights are grounded in personality, in the fun of having a protagonist who combines homespun values with velociraptor functionality.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

October 5, 2012
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Neeson is once again the stalwart center of this giddy, entirely improbable and improbably enjoyable escapade.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B

October 5, 2012
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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A sequel every bit as clumsy, ham-handed, outlandish and laughable as the original was sleek, tough and efficient.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1/4

October 5, 2012
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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There doesn't seem to be a whole lot at stake in a movie where you can crash your way through the armed barricades at the American embassy with a stolen taxicab and survive without a scratch.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 5, 2012
Adam Graham
Detroit News
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The one thing that comes across is Neeson's character really likes fighting Albanians.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: D

October 5, 2012
Rafer Guzman
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"Taken 2" is nearly all nonsense, with villains so inept and slow-moving that there's little satisfaction in watching Mills take them out.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

October 5, 2012
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Just a mediocre action franchise with a solid actor at the head and a travelogue in its heart.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

October 5, 2012
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The first thing to be kidnapped is logic, as the action moves to Istanbul from Paris and Liam Neeson ridiculously reprises his role of avenging ex-CIA dad Bryan Mills.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

October 4, 2012
John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
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As they might say in the advertising department, it's an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride. But it could have been much more.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

October 4, 2012
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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[Neeson's] acting makes him seem human and even vulnerable, someone we can't help but worry over even though it's those feckless Albanians we should be nervous about.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

October 4, 2012
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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Seems like a nonstop car and foot chase, with Albanian after Albanian falling victim to Bryan's remarkable aim and hand-fighting skills.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

October 4, 2012
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Rigorously formulaic and far-fetched ...

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

October 4, 2012
Stephanie Zacharek
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Taken 2 must not be taken 2 seriously, although at the very least Megaton could have found better ways to use all those glorious, antique-looking Istanbul backdrops.

Full Review Source: NPR

October 4, 2012
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Why an actor of Neeson's ability would play this character once, let alone twice, is a mystery for the ages.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

October 4, 2012
Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
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If a viewer enjoyed the exotic locale and fast-paced action in the original film, here they get a different city and even more amped-up happenings, with a plot that intrigues enough to reel a viewer in.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 4, 2012
Joy Tipping
Dallas Morning News
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It's the same movie, second verse, but unfortunately with far less suspense this time around.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C-

October 4, 2012
Scott Bowles
USA Today
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Taken 2 is a rehash of the original. Fortunately, they're leftovers from a fine first course.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 4, 2012
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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It's a stupid movie by smart people who aren't smart enough to realize it's stupid.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

October 4, 2012
Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
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Taken 2 ... has the requisite abductions, speeding cars and Americans in danger on foreign soil, but the only ones truly taken for a ride here are those of us in the audience.

Full Review Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram/ | Original Score: 2/5

October 4, 2012
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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This film, lazy and mismanaged as it is, just feels like the only thing that's going to get taken unjustly is your money.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2/5

October 4, 2012
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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"Taken 2" is so much lousier than need be, and its action sequences look as if they were put together by someone who doesn't know what he's doing.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

October 4, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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An arcade game provides pretty much the same "entertainment" and it's a lot easier on the wallet. And kinder, maybe, to your memories of Liam Neeson.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 4, 2012
Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
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"Taken 2" is nothing more than a naked cash grab.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 4, 2012
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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Neeson's Jason Statham-ization continues apace, but it's looking less and less like a welcome development.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

October 4, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The cast is uniformly capable and dead serious, and if you're buying what Luc Besson is selling, he's not short-changing you.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

October 4, 2012
Alonso Duralde
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Less a movie than it is a cinematic waterboarding.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

October 3, 2012
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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Any breathing room from the hurtling narrative illogic only allows the audience opportunity to notice slips in Mills's father-knows-best infallibility.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 3, 2012
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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A cynical, contemptuous film whose sole reason for existing appears to be to squeeze the pockets of anyone who enjoyed the first movie. Don't give it the satisfaction.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/5

September 25, 2012
Bernard Besserglik
Hollywood Reporter
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Moviegoers who liked Taken and want more of the same will get precisely that.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 7, 2012
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