Taken 3

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Hampered by toothless PG-13 action sequences, incoherent direction, and a hackneyed plot, Taken 3 serves as a clear signal that it's well past time to retire this franchise.



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Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his "particular set of skills," to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now - his daughter. (C) Fox


Liam Neeson
as Bryan Mills
Forest Whitaker
as Franck Dotzier
Dougray Scott
as Stuart St. John
Sam Spruell
as Oleg Matankov
Jon Gries
as Casey
Stefanie Kleine
as Waitress Rancho Cafe
Al Sapienza
as Detective Johnson
Ellen Ho
as USC Girl #1
Don Harvey
as Garcia
Alexander Wraith
as Officer Goodman
as Detective
Haley Craft
as USC Girl #2
Katy Mary Garland
as Clerk Bagel Shop (as Katie M. Garland)
Catherine Dyer
as NSA Woman
Abbey Ferrell
as Kim's Friend
Alan Purwin
as Cop Pilot Helicopter
Andrew Borba
as Clarence
Preston Baker
as College Student
Steve Coulter
as Professor
Al Vicente
as Crime Scene Cop
Jimmy Palumbo
as Cop Brooks
Philip J. Silvera
as Officer Ramsey
Fred Galle
as LAPD Detective
Shelley Calene-Black
as Debriefing Room Cop
Rob Pralgo
as Cop #1 - Crime Scene
Gregory Fears
as Detective
Michael Shikany
as Convenience Store Clerk
Sarunas Jackson
as USC Student
Tony Demil
as Impound Technician
Tony DeMilo
as Impound Technician
Taylor Hall
as Bodyguard
Dale Liner
as Officer Bernard
Mikael Buxton
as Russian Thug
Matt Pruett
as Truck Stop Motorcycle Man
Cedric Cirotteau
as Maxim Partner #1
Neil Macwan
as Albanian Student
Derrick Worsley
as Officer Edwards
Alex Disdier
as Steward Austin
Adam J. Smith
as Cop Technician
Zachary Stockdale
as Maxim Partner #2
Reuven Avi
as Officer Parker
Cédric Chevalme
as Malankov's Guy
Tony "Satch" Williams
as Cop #2 - Crime Scene
John VanHorn III
as Stuart's Bodyguard
Johnny Harvill
as Customer Rancho Cafe
Robert Bryan Davis
as Gas Station Attendant
Nazareth Dairian
as Clerk Toy Store
Mike Davies
as Pilot Private Jet
Steve Janousek
as USC Student
Christabelle Rose
as College Student
Franck Neel
as Stuart Bodyguard #2
Hannah Clabaugh
as College Student
Charles Sanger
as LA Detective
David Warshofsky
as Bernie (Harris)
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Critic Reviews for Taken 3

All Critics (118) | Top Critics (29) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (103)

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  • Forest Whitaker turns in one of his sleepiest performances; no one else seems to be trying very hard either, yet director Olivier Megaton delivers some good chases, fist fights, and shots of Neeson looking glum.

    Jan 16, 2015 | Full Review…
  • A movie that thinks the way to earn our knuckle-biting is to be as dull as hell for 35 minutes, then send a giant shipping container hurtling along the interstate. But you yawn through that, too.

    Jan 16, 2015 | Full Review…
  • There's something sluggishly formulaic about the rollout of smackdowns, chase scenes and general mayhem involving wrecked cars. And a plot point involving warm bagels is downright ludicrous.

    Jan 16, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Nothing gets taken here except your ticket money.

    Jan 10, 2015 | Rating: 1/4
  • All you need to know about Taken 3 is that Liam Neeson survives an explosive car crash - twice.

    Jan 9, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Taken 3

  • Mar 16, 2019
    I can handle the 47 cuts and shakey cam poorly trying to hide the fact that Liam Neeson can't run. I can handle the inevitability of "More money means more explosions!" in franchises like these. I can even contort myself to handle the right-out-the-gate fridging of one of my favourite actresses that Taken 3 copped so much flak for. But what I cannot handle is how absolutely fucking dumb this movie gets in the second half. Every five minutes my roommate or I had to scream "WHAT!?" at the things that were happening on screen, and disparage the various idiotic and/or nonsense decisions that were being made.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 05, 2016
    Even worse than the previous installment. Taken 3 is a complete copy off the 1993 film "The Fugitive" only difference is that The Fugitive is a far better film. It has some good sequences and Liam Neeson once again giving credibility to his role. However, this film fails overall with a weak plot, lack of originality and horribly edited fight scenes. Not worth your time, there's better action films out there.
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 22, 2015
    This is my biggest guilty pleasure of all time, I know this film is God awful, from the directing to the writing and the stereotypical villain but I honestly don't care it was just popcorn entertainment and seeing Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills is always good. The plot of this film is basically the plot of The Fugitive. This film is so bad it's good and that's why I give this film 6/10.
    Sonny H Super Reviewer
  • Jul 27, 2015
    The final chapter of the series, Taken 3 is full of thrills and excitement. This time ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills is framed for the death of his ex-wife and must go on the run in order to evade the police long enough to discover who killed her and get revenge. The change from being a foreign espionage thriller to a domestic one is refreshing, and the law enforcement pursuit is also a nice inclusion. Additionally, the murder mystery and investigation are done fairly well, and is quite engaging. However, the characters are poorly written, giving the actors little to work with. But despite its problems, overall Taken 3 is a solid conclusion to the series.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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