Taken 2

21% of critics liked it

53% of users liked it

In theaters Oct 05, 2012
PG-13, 1 hr. 32 min.

Movie Info

Director: Olivier Megaton
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 1 hr. 32 min.
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
Theater Release: Oct 05, 2012
DVD Release: Jan 15, 2013
Synopsis: Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent with a "particular set of skills" who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from kidnappers. When the father of one of the villains Bryan killed swears revenge, and takes Bryan and his wife hostage in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape. Bryan then employs his unique tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers, one by one. -- (C) Official Site

Critic Reviews

  • A sloppy, lazy, unintentionally laughable sequel. More...
  • 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. More...
  • Taken 2 is more of the same, except a little bigger, a little dumber, and a little less invigorating. More...
  • So lazily put together that it relies on flashbacks from its predecessor for the majority of its character development. More...
  • 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. More...
  • 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. More...
  • Neeson is once again the stalwart center of this giddy, entirely improbable and improbably enjoyable escapade. More...
  • A sequel every bit as clumsy, ham-handed, outlandish and laughable as the original was sleek, tough and efficient. More...
  • 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. More...
  • The one thing that comes across is Neeson's character really likes fighting Albanians. More...