Taken 3 2015

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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Movie Info

Ex-covert operative Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) and his ex-wife, Lenore (Famke Janssen), are enjoying a reconciliation when Lenore is brutally murdered. Bryan is framed for the crime and flees, with the CIA, FBI and police all in hot pursuit. For the last time, he channels his rage and particular set of skills into hunting down Lenore's real killers, taking his revenge and protecting the one important thing left in his life: his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace).

Cast & Crew

Liam Neeson
Bryan Mills
Forest Whitaker
Inspector Frank Dotzler
Dougray Scott
Stuart St. John
Sam Spruell
Oleg Malankov
Al Sapienza
Detective Johnson
Luc Besson
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Eric Kress
Cinematographer
Sebastien Inizan
Production Design
Nathaniel Mechaly
Original Music
Olivier Bériot
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Critic Reviews for Taken 3

All Critics (120) | Top Critics (37) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (105)

  • 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.

    January 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.

    January 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.

    January 16, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The utterly asinine, clich-ridden, and aimless Taken 3 is so inept on every level...

    January 15, 2015 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • ...wheezes by with an inescapable sense of fatigue.

    January 15, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The tagline promises "It ends here" but the denouement keeps the door open for more. What next? Taken 4: Taken the Piss?

    January 11, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | 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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