Taken 2

2012

Taken 2

Critics Consensus

Taken 2 is largely bereft of the kinetic thrills -- and surprises -- that made the original a hit.

22%

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Total Count: 169

53%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 212,307
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Movie Info

Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent with a "particular set of skills" who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from kidnappers. When the father of one of the villains Bryan killed swears revenge, and takes Bryan and his wife hostage in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape. Bryan then employs his unique tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers, one by one. -- (C) Official Site

Cast

Liam Neeson
as Bryan Mills
Maggie Grace
as Kim Mills
Kevork Malikyan
as Inspector Durmaz
Frank Alvarez
as Car Wash Attendant
Murat Tuncelli
as Custom Officer Albania
Cengiz Bozkurt
as Border Guard #1
Hakan Karaman
as Reception Clerk
Aclan Buyukturkoglu
as Cheikh's Aide
Mehmet Polat
as Hotel Driver
Yilmaz Kovan
as Hotel Thug #1
Erdogan Yavuz
as Hotel Thug #2
Luran Ahmeti
as Hotel Thug #3
Cengiz Daner
as Hotel Duty Officer
Melis Erman
as Maid Lockers
Ugur Ugural
as Man in Street
Olivier Rabourdin
as Jean-Claude
Michael Vander-Meiren
as Jean-Claude's Driver
Rochelle Gregorie
as Jean-Claude's Concierge
Luenell
as Driving Instructor
Emre Melemez
as Hammam Attendant
Ilkay Akdagli
as Albanian Intelligence Officer
Nathan Rippy
as Newsreader
Atilla Pekoz
as Border Guard #2
Serdar Okten
as Custom Officer #1
Mesut Makul
as Custom Officer #3
Mustafa Akin
as Custom Officer #3
Murat Karatas
as Police Man Car #1
Cuneyt Yanar
as Police Man Car #2
Baris Adem
as Police Man Antique #1
Hasan Karagulle
as Police Man Antique #2
Ahmet Orhan Ozcam
as Taxi Driver Kim
Melike Acar
as Pool Attendant
Yasemin Yeltekin
as Pool Waiter
Baris Aydin
as Pool Man Newspaper
Adil Sak
as Coffin Puller
Bekir Aslantas
as Coffin Puller
Ercan Kurt
as Coffin Puller
Cetin Arik
as Coffin Puller
Tamer Avkapan
as Hammam Cop
Eraslan Saglam
as Antique Shop #1
Mohamed Mouh
as Antique Shop #2 Photo Db
Erdinc Durul Atkaya
as Bryan Photo Db/Stand-In
Cheyenne Core
as Kim Photo Db/
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Critic Reviews for Taken 2

All Critics (169) | Top Critics (39) | Fresh (37) | Rotten (132)

  • A sloppy, lazy, unintentionally laughable sequel.

    Oct 14, 2012 | Rating: .5/5 | Full Review…
  • A meta-American movie, a Godardian spoof of the whole genre, an attempt to see how stupid and insulting a motion picture can be and still be a big hit.

    Oct 7, 2012 | Full Review…
  • Taken 2 is more of the same, except a little bigger, a little dumber, and a little less invigorating.

    Oct 7, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • So lazily put together that it relies on flashbacks from its predecessor for the majority of its character development.

    Oct 5, 2012 | Full Review…

    Dana Stevens

    Slate
    Top Critic
  • Neeson, despite having turned 60 in June, looks spritely enough in the role, and more than capable of another go-round should Taken 2 match its predecessor's success.

    Oct 5, 2012 | Full Review…

    Charles Gant

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • As much as this picture is action driven, its greatest delights are grounded in personality, in the fun of having a protagonist who combines homespun values with velociraptor functionality.

    Oct 5, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Taken 2

  • Mar 16, 2019
    The Die Hard 3 of the Taken franchise, except like... Nowhere near as good. Serviceable, but a step down from the first film, and even that one was pretty overrated.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 21, 2016
    I m a freekin Liam Neeson fan though Taken 2 was not as expected. Please no Taken 3.
    Lilo C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 05, 2016
    Weak plot, underutilized villain and poorly edited fight scenes. Taken 2 is an unnecessary sequel to a perfectly fine movie. Though it does have some thrilling sequences and another exceptional performance by Liam Neeson.
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 22, 2015
    The sequel which could have started off one of the best action franchises of all time but ultimately fell flat. The movie is poorly directed by Olivier Megaton who over used shaky cam, the writing is cliched and stupid but to be honest I can't help but like it for being so bad, there is some redeeming factors like Liam Neeson who always puts in a great performance but overall the film is stupid and that's why I like it. I give this film 6/10.
    Sonny H Super Reviewer

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