Taken

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Taken is undeniably fun with slick action, but is largely a brainless exercise.

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Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson), a former government operative, is trying to reconnect with his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace). Then his worst fears become real when sex slavers abduct Kim and her friend shortly after they arrive in Paris for vacation. With just four days until Kim will be auctioned off, Bryan must call on every skill he learned in black ops to rescue her.

Cast & Crew

Luc Besson
Screenwriter
Didier Hoarau
Executive Producer
Michel Abramowicz
Cinematographer
Hugues Tissandier
Production Design
Frédéric Thoraval
Film Editor
Nathaniel Mechaly
Original Music
Olivier Bériot
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Critic Reviews for Taken

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Audience Reviews for Taken

  • Aug 16, 2020
    Surprisingly good. I was worried this would just be another Ransom, another routine thriller, but it takes a different route to the one expected at first. It's a detective story, a la Luc Besson, set in Paris with some social commentary thrown in. Nothing sophisticated but it was a fun James Bond style superhero action flick that never felt gratuitous and was reasonably well grounded in reality.
    Ross C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 16, 2019
    Probably not good enough to have started the Revenge-Renaissance that it somehow did, but still a pretty entertaining time. Taken does hit a lot of clichà (C)s though, and I mean, it starts hitting them right away. We're literally only minutes into the film before we find out that Neeson's lead character is divorced, and his wife has re-married to a decent, rich provider, but one who's bookish and could never take him in a fight, and that the present he got for his daughter is for an interest that she no longer has. But once we get into the action proper, it's pretty great.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 05, 2016
    Taken is a great action film with a good plot, great action scenes and a great performance by Liam Neeson who proves to be of intimidating stature in this film. Definitely check this film out!
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 22, 2015
    Liam Neeson plays a badass who must save his daughter. A simple but very effective plot. This film started the trend of Liam Neeson being an action hero and I can tell you one thing if I got a phone call from him I would shitting it. The acting was superb especially Liam. Neeson who was able to show both his dramatic chops but also his action chops. The movie has great action scenes which leave you on the edge of your seat. I give this film 9/10
    Sonny H Super Reviewer

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