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: 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

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

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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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Andrew O'Hehir

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

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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Eric D. Snider

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.

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James Berardinelli

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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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
Eric Alvarez
The film is sloppy, lazy, and has horrible acting. I did not enjoy it nearly as much as the first one.
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
Thomas Johnston
For a sequel, it was pretty good. But at times a little too hard to believe.