• Released
  • October 5, 2012
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 32 min
  • Drama
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 7,197 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage.

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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Taken 2 is like a textbook on how to make beautiful, successful and highly satisfying junk-food cinema. When it's just a plot point, the...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

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Moviegoers who liked Taken and want more of the same will get precisely that.
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63

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
The first half of Taken 2 is a serviceable action flick, but the second half descends into cliches.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
Less magical is the blind adherence to formula evident in most of Taken 2. As they might say in the advertising department, it's an...
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55

NPR

On the plus side, the action sequences - desaturated, chopped up and herky-jerky as they are - are mildly thrilling.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The moral of Taken 2? If you're going on a family vacation, be sure that the human-trafficking ring you put out of business in that far...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's a stupid movie by smart people who aren't smart enough to realize it's stupid.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
You know what happens in Taken 2, don't you? The same thing that happened four years ago in Taken, but different. (But the same.)
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Taken 2 has a plot that could have been written by a GPS program, and contains all the technical charm that conjures up.
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30

Movieline

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Taken 2 grabs everything that was surprisingly enjoyable about the original film and batters it into the ground.
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Rated PG-13 | For Intense sequences of violence and action, and some sensuality
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