Taken 2 (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

Taken 2 (2012)



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

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 Sitemore
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sensuality)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 15, 2013
Box Office: $139.9M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


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 Alban...
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-Meire...
as Jean-Claude's Driver
Rochelle Gregorie
as Jean-Claude's Concie...
as Driving Instructor
Emre Melemez
as Hammam Attendant
Ilkay Akdagli
as Albanian Intelligenc...
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 #...
Hasan Karagulle
as Police Man Antique #...
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 Phot...
Erdinc Durul Atkaya
as Bryan Photo Db/Stand...
Cheyenne Core
as Kim Photo Db/
Luenell Campbell
as Driving Instructor
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Critic Reviews for Taken 2

All Critics (164) | Top Critics (35)

A sloppy, lazy, unintentionally laughable sequel.

Full Review… | October 14, 2012
Richard Roeper.com
Top Critic

A sequel to a surprise but modest hit has no right to be this lackluster.

Full Review… | April 17, 2016

More of the same, but what's in its favor, is Neeson's never-failing man's man toughness, which goes a long way in making for an entertaining film.

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
Lyles' Movie Files

The follow-up has less action, less energy, less Liam Neeson awesomeness - in other words less of everything that people liked about the first one.

Full Review… | July 20, 2013

I surrender! I simply cannot absorb another fist, bullet or knife thrust into my atrophying brain by a hyperventilating Liam Neeson in the name of his stupid, twitty movie daughter, Kim.

Full Review… | May 26, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

"Taken 2" is really, really goofy -- it's even goofier because it thinks it's about the futility of vengeance -- but Liam Neeson almost makes you buy it.

Full Review… | February 12, 2013

Audience Reviews for Taken 2


Fast, well edited and somewhat entertaining but also entirely underwhelming, unsurprising and occasionally downright ridiculous. Even Liam Neeson can't change that.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer


This cheap sequel is basically a rehash of the first movie, only with a few changes to make it look original - something that not even that previous chapter was. And it is less exciting and even more implausible.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

For what it's worth, "Taken 2" it's not a particularly good film, but is it the travesty some people are making it out to be? No. It retreads pretty much the same territory as the original, and for a film that already wasn't original to begin with, that is not saying much. "Taken 2" follows the families of the victims of the first film, seeking vengeance against Bryan's (Liam Neeson) family. He and his wife are taken and he then gives his specific set of skills to his daughter, training her over the phone. It has some pretty intense sequences, but the action is not quite as good, the writing is foamed in, and the editing it's pretty convoluted and kinetic, sometimes working and sometimes not. This film succeeds for what it's worth, which is not much. I call this a cash grab that works. It can be a fun time, but lifeless like the first, and not as good.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Taken 2 Quotes

Bryan Mills: My turn.
– Submitted by Carlo Roy R (3 years ago)
Bryan Mills: If I kill you, your other sons will come and seek revenge?
Murad: They will...
Bryan Mills: And I will kill them too.
– Submitted by Carlo Roy R (3 years ago)
Bryan Mills: Listen to me carefully, Kim. Your mother; is going to be taken. And people are gonna come for you to.
Kim Mills: What are you gonna do?
Bryan Mills: What I do best.
– Submitted by Carlo Roy R (3 years ago)
Bryan Mills: Well you succeeded.
– Submitted by DAVID A (3 years ago)

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