Taken - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Taken Reviews

Page 3 of 9
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.
February 4, 2009
A shallow pleasure at best. But oh, how very pleasurable it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 4, 2009
Taken is the kind of exploitative junk everyone expects from no-talent French hack Luc Besson.
February 3, 2009
There is a kind of artistry in the sheer craft and intensity on display. But don't let that stop you.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 3, 2009
Good premise but Neeson is just too much of a superman to take the story seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 3, 2009
As a righteous stand against the low-level terrorists who peddle flesh in the back alleys of Europe, the movie is a lurid sham, as slick and soulless as the myriad thugs Neeson dispatches with implausible ease.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 3, 2009
'Taken' can be admired as a precise, efficient, and single-minded genre picture.
February 2, 2009
The fights are occasionally very cool, but it's far easier to find another decent action movie to watch than it is to sit through one couched in such lazy, bigoted storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 42/100
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.
February 2, 2009
It's the big, dolorous Neeson who makes the movie a keeper.
February 2, 2009
Don't be taken in by Taken.
Full Review | Original Score: D
February 2, 2009
The movie proves two things. (1) Liam Neeson can bring undeserved credibility to most roles just by playing them, and (2) Luc Besson, the co-writer, whose actioner-assembly line produced this film, turns out high-quality trash, and sometimes much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 2, 2009
An exciting white-knuckle ride for action junkies and those who like to see the enemy get the raw end of a deal.
February 1, 2009
While parts of it are a stretch, overall Liam Neeson makes Taken an extremely satisfying action flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 1, 2009
Trashy paranoid thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 1, 2009
You've already seen the best lines and the best scenes of Taken in the TV and theater commercials...If you take the bait be prepared to check your brain at the door.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 31, 2009
subtext is the thing here and that is parental angst in a time when the nuclear family is a fragile thing at best, coupled with the perceived creeping impotence of the West
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 31, 2009
It works as a popcorn action movie primarily because of the acting talents and physical presence of Liam Neeson.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 31, 2009
Mindlessly enjoyable, Taken suits Neeson's broody intensity and makes for a seamless transition for his role as heir to the action throne of Harrison Ford %u2013 or at least Bruce Willis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 31, 2009
You'll get nothing new from watching this film. It's the same man-saves-the-day stuff we've seen in the past, so check your brain at the door and sit back for pure fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Page 3 of 9