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



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An ex-soldier (Liam Neeson) traveling through Europe embarks on a frantic quest to rescue his daughter (Maggie Grace) after the young girl is abducted by slave traders in District B13 director Pierre Morel's contemporary thriller Taken. Robert Mark Kamen joins the screenwriting team, which also includes Morel and longtime collaborator Luc Besson, who also produces. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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  • 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
  • Nov 16, 2015
    "Taken" is a very fun crime/action movie. "Taken" has good acting mostly from "Liam Neeson" and "Famke Janssen". "Taken" has a okay plot and I'm saying okay because some characters e.g. "Maggie Grace" are a slightly annoying. And the antagonist is unknown. Because it's a bit unclear who the antagonist is. Action scenes are quite enjoyable in this movie. I'd recommend watching "Taken" because it's a fun action movie and I give it a 7/10.
    Steve G Super Reviewer

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