Taken
Taken (2009)

An ex-soldier (Liam Neeson) traveling through Europe embarks on a frantic quest to rescue his daughter (Maggie Grace) after the young girl is abducted by slave traders in District B13 director Pierre Morel's contemporary thriller Taken.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 12, 2009
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
58%
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User Score
85%



Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Taken is undeniably fun with slick action, but is largely a brainless exercise.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's fun for about 15 minutes seeing Neeson do James Bond as Daddy Dangerous. But the surprise wears off quickly.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

[Neeson's] performance is the most perturbing thing in the film, even more so than its electrical-torture sequence or its revelations about sex-trafficking.

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Neil Pond
American Profile

As Kim, Maggie Grace is a bit old to convincingly portray a boppy underage teenager, although she appears to be giving her best to a one-dimensional role that essentially disappears during the movie's slam-bang midsection.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

You've just kidnapped the wrong teenager, Mister Foreign Slave Trader Man.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's the big, dolorous Neeson who makes the movie a keeper.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Neeson stars in the sort of part Harrison Ford would have gotten ten or fifteen years ago.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Taken is the kind of exploitative junk everyone expects from no-talent French hack Luc Besson.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Don't be taken in by Taken.

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Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy

The dialogue is functional at best, Bryan's motives are basic; it's all apt for this bare-knuckle punch of an action movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Liam Neeson is a complete bad ass mfer in this move!! The worst part about this movie is the premise, as a father of two girls it scares the living daylights… More
Daniel Mumby
In my review of Unknown 18 months ago, I spoke about how actors can often have a second, very different career after their initial fame or recognition has… More
xGary Xx
A retired ex-secret serviceman is trying to make amends with his estranged daughter when she is kidnapped in Paris by white slave traders. Taken is on paper a… More
KJ Proulx
I really don't understand the hype of this film, sure the action is fun to watch, but the films plot is so washed up that it's almost laughable. As a… More
Sanjay Rema
I dislike traditional action flicks, and this is a pretty traditional one. Not much to like here, the story isn't especially gripping and it even gets… More
Al S
A riveting, powerful, adrenaline-pumping, heart-pounding and exhilarating action-packed edge of your seat thriller. It's stylish, hard-edged, thrilling,… More

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