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Taken Reviews

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Diana Saenger
February 27, 2009
This is a Neeson driven story and he doesn't disappoint for anyone who likes him or a good adventure/thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 21, 2009
Was Liam Neeson looking for a script with lousier dialogue than "The Phantom Menace"?
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
February 19, 2009
Neeson is a major reason Taken, a riveting, revenge thriller gets praiseworthy marks.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Brian Holcomb
February 19, 2009
This is not a movie about moral dilemmas-it's about a father who will rip out your eyeballs if you don't give him his daughter back.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
February 17, 2009
Single-minded and suitably rough around the edges.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
February 16, 2009
Taken feels like an '80s action movie ... albeit a good one with a hero who fights with the ferocity of a dozen men.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 15, 2009
Though plagued with the dumbest villains ever to grace the screen, Neeson shines...
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 14, 2009
At virtually every turn the film feels like it's pulling punches and not delving into the potentially dangerous visual terrain its story and its attendant emotions are screaming for
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
February 14, 2009
Trust me. You must skip the first 20 minutes, and it would be a good idea to leave 10 minutes early as well. Then you've seen a great, intense action flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
February 10, 2009
This silly hokum is so full of plot holes that it truly lives up to its title.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 8, 2009
Calling all 'Transporter' fans: Here's a fast-paced 'Transporter' sibling starring Liam Neeson!
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Widgett Walls
February 7, 2009
The trailer and poster tell me this film will be Liam Neeson providing beatdowns to anyone who stands between him and his kidnapped daughter. And the film is exactly that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
February 7, 2009
You've just kidnapped the wrong teenager, Mister Foreign Slave Trader Man.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michael Dequina
February 6, 2009
Doesn't give Neeson too much opportunity at all to get in touch with his inner Jason Statham.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
February 6, 2009
In the preposterous but gripping Taken, international scumbags mess with the wrong dad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
February 6, 2009
The melodramatic set-up takes little time in Pierre Morel's extra-actionated thriller. Almost as soon as Kimmie lands in Paris and neglects to call her father on the super-phone he's provided her, she's punished -- severely.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
February 6, 2009
Taken does have a few glaring weaknesses, but there wasn't a minute that went by when I wasn't entertained or glued to my seat. And when I go see a mindless action film, that's the thing I care about most.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Barsanti
February 6, 2009
Mill's towering righteousness is just too much for this weak little film, whose only interest is in affirming the white patriarchal prerogative.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 5, 2009
The action sequences start off great, but then they go too far over the edge of believability and plunge into the abyss of cartoon violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
February 5, 2009
The usual vengeance-hunter plot, acting's sandblasted by action, and the movie rips through Paris like a One-Man Army American on a single-minded mission.
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