Taken Reviews

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May 8, 2020
Often bone-crackingly, flesh-rippingly violent, but no amount of excess detracts from this junky thriller's jagged appeal.
April 10, 2020
Overall this is a good, not great, release of a film that has made itself an enormous amount of money and earned its place among our generation's other semi-superheroic thrillers.
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.
September 12, 2017
The movie was awesome and definitely a must see.
November 17, 2011
September 29, 2011
As Kim, Maggie Grace is a bit old to convincingly portray a boppy underage teenager, although she appears to be giving her best to a one-dimensional role that essentially disappears during the movie's slam-bang midsection.
August 16, 2011
Neeson stars in the sort of part Harrison Ford would have gotten ten or fifteen years ago.
July 14, 2011
The dialogue is functional at best, Bryan's motives are basic; it's all apt for this bare-knuckle punch of an action movie.
April 4, 2011
It's so awesome to see Liam Neeson taking out the trash in pursuit of his prized child.
February 3, 2011
It's fun for about 15 minutes seeing Neeson do James Bond as Daddy Dangerous. But the surprise wears off quickly.
February 1, 2011
In Taken viewers are introduced to a new side of Irish actor Liam Neeson, one that is relentless and likes to hit criminals in the throat -- a lot.
October 14, 2010
Though the film takes some time to get going, once Neeson arrives in Paris, the 91-minute runtime flies by like its stuck on fast-forward.
August 30, 2009
Taken is a fast-paced, high-octane action movie that ... doesn't take very many detours into soul-searching melancholy.
June 10, 2009
I liked it, but don't expect the unexpected in this French action thriller -- especially in an ending that is about as predictable as a Pine Sol commercial.
June 1, 2009
It's got all the attributes of a guilty pleasure - excitement, some undeniably enjoyable scenes and the absence of what it needs to be more memorable and more substantial.
May 12, 2009
This heart-stopping revenge flick written by Luc Besson is easily Liam Neeson's most memorable performance since his Oscar-nominated outing in Schindler's List.
May 11, 2009
The action is engaging but rarely exciting; the drama heftier but still far from convincing.
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