Taken 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Taken 2 Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 12, 2012
There's an endless car chase that somehow manages to run 100 minutes in a 90-minute movie. Unless my math is way off, in which case it just felt that way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
October 12, 2012
Hard-luck bodyguard Liam Neeson is back in action, this time tracking down his abducted wife in Istanbul in an efficient sequel to the hit Taken.
Liam Maguren
October 11, 2012
Still delivers what the fans want to see: Liam Neeson being a total badass.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
October 11, 2012
Neeson Caters to his Audience in Taken 2.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
October 11, 2012
Megaton ... could use some more lessons in directing as he bombs in his strained efforts to recreate Pierre Morel's original.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rick Kisonak
Seven Days
October 11, 2012
If you're hoping for even a hint here of the original's appeal, allow me to quote the immortal words of Marko from Tropoja: 'Good luck.'
Jason Best
Movie Talk
October 11, 2012
Liam Neeson's muscular dad is still in good shape but the sequel's flabby.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 10, 2012
Compared to the balletic savagery of the first Taken, what we see here is far less intense, or creative.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jackie K. Cooper
October 10, 2012
I would have liked more insight into the characters but the heavy doses of action do entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Michael A. Smith
October 9, 2012
And why is it always the Albanians that cause trouble? In this film, Brian seems to have pissed off every Albanian on the planet except for Jim Belushi!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christian Toto
Big Hollywood
October 9, 2012
Taken 2 shows there's just enough juice in this formula to fuel a solid sequel. Any more Mills family kidnappings, though, and things will quickly descend into farce.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeff Beck
October 8, 2012
This sequel just comes off as rushed and very lazy in terms of plotting. If [the writers] had taken their time with it, they would have seen that the story is full of holes and that it was lacking the essential elements to engage the audience once more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 8, 2012
A passable yet underwhelming sequel...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
October 8, 2012
Another perfect example that some sequels are a very bad idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
October 8, 2012
There wasn't really anywhere for the story to go after 2008's surprise hit Taken, and this movie quickly proves that. Not only does it have that same appalling moral vacuum at the centre, but the plot becomes increasingly absurd as it progresses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
October 7, 2012
Jaws: The Revenge, with Albanians.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

October 7, 2012
Fans of the previous film are likely to be left with a distinctly sour taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark Ramsey
October 7, 2012
When Liam wants to kill the bad guys he just wraps his schvantz around their necks and strangles them to death.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
October 7, 2012
Generic and mind-numbing, it leaves the door open for another, perhaps inevitable installment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
David Aldridge
Radio Times
October 7, 2012
Shortcomings aside, this rattles along entertainingly and, at barely 90 minutes, doesn't outstay its welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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