Taken 2
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A sloppy, lazy, unintentionally laughable sequel."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"So lazily put together that it relies on flashbacks from its predecessor for the majority of its character development."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"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."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"Taken 2 is content to play out as a familiar and lesser version of its predecessor."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"This is a halfway decent action film, but I do hope if they make another sequel of this, they make a better one."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"A meta-American movie, a Godardian spoof of the whole genre, an attempt to see how stupid and insulting a motion picture can be and still be a big hit."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"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."
‑ Charles Gant, Variety
"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."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"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."
‑ Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
"More is definitely less in this sequel."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"Taken 2 is more of the same, except a little bigger, a little dumber, and a little less invigorating."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
""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."
‑ Tim Grierson, Deadspin
"Taken 2 is a pointless sequel that tries to capitalize on everything that worked in the first film, without actually including any of it."
‑ Jeremy Lebens, We Got This Covered
"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."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
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