Taken Reviews

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November 17, 2011
February 3, 2011
It's fun for about 15 minutes seeing Neeson do James Bond as Daddy Dangerous. But the surprise wears off quickly.
October 14, 2010
February 7, 2009
You've just kidnapped the wrong teenager, Mister Foreign Slave Trader Man.
Top Critic
February 4, 2009
Taken is the kind of exploitative junk everyone expects from no-talent French hack Luc Besson.
February 2, 2009
[Neeson's] performance is the most perturbing thing in the film, even more so than its electrical-torture sequence or its revelations about sex-trafficking.
June 5, 2019
The cinematic equivalent of that guy in high school who was capable of making good grades but always coasted through with Cs.
May 22, 2019
The audience is stuck with a film that is way nicer than it should be. Sure it makes the subject matter easier to take, but in the long run it really limits the film's overall effectiveness
March 3, 2019
It was great to be back in the atmosphere of intense audience involvement after seeing so many films viewed in the dutiful stupor produced by "quality" cinema.
August 23, 2018
Doting dads are doting dads, I guess, and there is just no stopping him, which is a shame, as what follows is a big sorry mess of the most clichéed, improbable and xenophobic kind.
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