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|Prepare to get Taken for the ride of your life! "Liam Neeson is an unstoppable force" (Premiere) in this action-packed international thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. When his estranged teenage daughter (Maggie Grace) is kidnapped in Paris, a former spy (Neeson) sets out to find her at any cost. Relying on his special skills, he tracks down the ruthless gang that abducted her and launches a one-man war to bring them to justice and rescue his daughter.|
"...moves so fast and with such single-minded, vindictive energy, there's no time for moral ambivalence. Josh Rosenblatt, Austin Chronicle
"I won't tell you Taken is great, but it's great fun. Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"...after Neeson starts his hunt and does his best wrath-of-God impression, it doesn't skip a beat. Patrick Parker, Premiere
"...[the action] is crisp and fast, with a minimum of computer enhancement... Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
Editor's NoteLiam Neeson is an unstoppable force in this adrenaline-fueled thriller from director Pierre Morel. Bryan (Neeson) has taken early retirement from the CIA in order to live closer to his teenage daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace). Bryan's government work kept him away from Kim for much of her childhood, and he's now trying to make up for lost time. When Kim announces that she's taking a trip to Paris with her friend Amanda (Katie Cassidy), Bryan is apprehensive about her traveling on her own. His worst fear is soon realized, as Kim and Amanda are abducted upon their arrival in France. Bryan immediately springs into action, using his well-honed CIA skills to piece together clues from a single, frantic phone call he received from Kim. He hops a plane to Paris, determined to rescue his daughter before she falls off the grid completely. With some help from his old CIA buddies, he tracks down the kidnappers--an Albanian crime ring known for selling young girls into the sex trade. He quickly takes matters into his own hands, plowing his way through Paris's underworld as the clock ticks down and the bullets fly. His search propels him into the upper echelons of a massive crime ring, putting him closer and closer to his beloved daughter.Neeson is known for tackling extremely cerebral roles, so it is interesting to see him in full-on action-hero mode. In TAKEN he is no less than a crime-fighting machine--a Bourne/Bond hybrid with a deathly serious baritone. And while he spends most of the film firing Uzis and snapping necks, he still manages to deliver a moving performance as an estranged father fighting for what he loves most in the world. The film undeniably owes a lot to Neeson's acting chops. He manages to raise this rather thinly plotted, deeply violent film a bar above your typical action fare.
Cast & Crew
|Michel Abramowicz - Director of Photography|
|Luc Besson - Producer|
|Luc Besson - Screenwriter|
|Nathaniel Mechaly - Composer|
|Robert Mark Kamen - Screenwriter|
|Pierre Morel - Director|
Customer Reviews of Taken (2-Disc Extended Cut w/Digital Copy)(Blu-ray)
Great action flick5/30/2012
Liam Neeson gives a surprising performance as a former CIA operative who is searching for his kidnapped daughter. A rather ordinary plot is turned into a great movie by Neeson's performance. Definately worth seeing if you like classic action movies like Die Hard, Air Force One etc.
It is a great movie with loads of action scenes and tons of thrilling moments. The actor (Liam Neeson) did fantastic job and was simply perfectly suited for the role of a father. I genuinely consider him as one of the greatest actors we have in Hollywood. great action movie!!
It is a very good action movie5/3/2012
I enjoyed this movie a lot and absolutely loved the story. It has got everything in it. Good story, great action, nice plot, good acting, you name it. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes adventure and action. I guarantee that you will not regret it.
very good action movie5/2/2012
This is a very good action movie where a father hunts his daughter's kidnappers. Wonderful plot and great acting by Liam Neeson. However, I'm not convinced by other actors in the movie. The action sequences are great. This movie deserves a watch if you especially like action movies.
Brilliant performance by Liam Neeson7/8/2011
A fathers search for his daughter after she is kidnapped, leads to whole lot of trouble. This a very intense movie, with a lot of action, and at times a bit scary with all the suspense. This is an action movie that will keep you on the edge.
Great action flick!7/7/2011
This is one of those great action movies where the hero isn't burdened by doubt, ineptitude, or guilt. He knows what he has to do and he does it coolly and ruthlessly! What he does is kill bad guys... Lots and lots of bad guys of all nationalities, races, and creeds who deserve what they get. Very efficient and ecumenical... The action is non-stop and the retribution is very satisfying. There is a lot of violence, but this is not an explicit blood and gore film. Just good old Hollywood movie violence that hits you at the gut level. "Taken" is a nice vicarious vigilante thrill for all the rest of us who must play by the rules. Liam Neeson does an excellent job! Highly recommended for action fans...