Taken 2
Taken 2 (2012)

Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent with a "particular set of skills" who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from kidnappers. When the father of one of the villains Bryan killed swears revenge, and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 5, 2012
DVD Release Date: January 15, 2013
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Taken 2 is largely bereft of the kinetic thrills -- and surprises -- that made the original a hit.

Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

A sloppy, lazy, unintentionally laughable sequel.

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Dana Stevens
Slate

So lazily put together that it relies on flashbacks from its predecessor for the majority of its character development.

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

A lazy, cynical film made for one reason only: to part you from your hard-earned cash. That all said, it holds one's attention surprisingly well.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

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.

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Charles Gant
Variety

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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J. Olson
Cinemixtape

A sequel to a surprise but modest hit has no right to be this lackluster.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Taken 2 is more of the same, except a little bigger, a little dumber, and a little less invigorating.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Fast, well edited and somewhat entertaining but also entirely underwhelming, unsurprising and occasionally downright ridiculous. Even Liam Neeson can't… More
Phil Hubbs
How can the same shit happen to the same guy twice? get a new line of work maybe. Neeson is back and he's badder than before, well not really but he still… More
Carlos Magalh„es
This cheap sequel is basically a rehash of the first movie, only with a few changes to make it look original - something that not even that previous chapter… More
Dan Schultz
A decent though completely ridiculous sequel concerning a retired CIA agent (Liam Neeson) and how he and his wife are taken hostage by the father of the men he… More
KJ Proulx
For what it's worth, "Taken 2" it's not a particularly good film, but is it the travesty some people are making it out to be? No. It… More
Cynthia S.
Okay, not as good as the first, but still entertaining. Plot is simple enough...technically the same story. Enough, though. Hopefully, they won't attempt a… More