Taken 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Taken 2 Reviews

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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
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
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
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
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
Flicks.co.nz
October 11, 2012
Still delivers what the fans want to see: Liam Neeson being a total badass.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
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
MediaMikes
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
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 8, 2012
A passable yet underwhelming sequel...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
October 5, 2012
As absurd as it is..., no one who is an action fan is likely to be disappointed. They may laugh at it, but they won't be yawning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Charles Gant
Variety
October 5, 2012
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.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 5, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
October 5, 2012
exactly what I expected and wanted from the experience
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
October 5, 2012
Neeson is once again the stalwart center of this giddy, entirely improbable and improbably enjoyable escapade.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
October 5, 2012
A good, solid, "B" level entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
October 5, 2012
There's a moment in Taken 2 when Neeson's profile resembles John Wayne.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Patches
Hollywood.com
October 5, 2012
'Taken 2' is ridiculous, but at least Liam Neeson knows it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
October 5, 2012
It's fine, it works, it does what it sets out to do, but don't expect to be able to tell it apart from the first Taken.
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