Taken 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Taken 2 Reviews

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
June 21, 2016
A lazy, cynical film made for one reason only: to part you from your hard-earned cash. That all said, it holds one's attention surprisingly well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
J. Olson
Cinemixtape
April 17, 2016
A sequel to a surprise but modest hit has no right to be this lackluster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
October 24, 2014
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 | Original Score: 6.5/10
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
July 20, 2013
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 | Original Score: C-
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 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 | Original Score: D
Tim Grierson
Deadspin
February 12, 2013
"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.
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
February 4, 2013
Taken 2 is content to play out as a familiar and lesser version of its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
January 27, 2013
Good action. Neeson rocks as the death-dealing American ex-spy. What else do you need? Maybe "Taken 3″ isn't such a bad idea.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
January 21, 2013
Taken 2 is a pointless sequel that tries to capitalize on everything that worked in the first film, without actually including any of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 7, 2013
This is a halfway decent action film, but I do hope if they make another sequel of this, they make a better one.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
November 26, 2012
More is definitely less in this sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 20, 2012
Yeah, 'Taken 2' is pretty much the same movie that 'Taken' was. Like its predecessor, it's preposterous and over-the-top. And, boy, is this actioner ever just plain fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rebecca Cusey
Patheos
November 8, 2012
If there were any justice in the world, this would be the movie inspiring mass riots. It's that bad.
Andy Lea
Daily Star
October 30, 2012
On the evidence of this cheesy sequel, Neeson is in danger of becoming the new Steven Seagal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
October 21, 2012
Despite some pretty silly plot holes, this is a relatively entertaining hour and a half.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 19, 2012
If you lie with dogs, you get fleas; if you go to Europe with Liam Neeson, you get kidnapped.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 18, 2012
... less credible, less suspenseful and less satisfying than it was before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 17, 2012
Unfortunately -- and somewhat embarrassingly for the human race -- there appears to be a sizable market for movies as blitheringly idiotic as this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
October 14, 2012
Like American filmmakers, it seems the French don't know when to quit, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
October 14, 2012
A sloppy, lazy, unintentionally laughable sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
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