Taken 2 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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The Hollywood Reporter

Moviegoers who liked Taken and want more of the same will get precisely that.
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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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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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On the plus side, the action sequences - desaturated, chopped up and herky-jerky as they are - are mildly thrilling.
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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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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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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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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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Taken 2 grabs everything that was surprisingly enjoyable about the original film and batters it into the ground.
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Taken 2 DVD

By Darkola
If you liked the first movie alot, then chances are you will like this one because to me it is pretty much the same movie again. I actually re-watched the first movie last night to remember it as...

A Sequel Taken 2 Almost the Same Heights

By Reel Reviewer
As an avid fan of the original Taken I still have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this one. A half-hearted attempt at furthering the depths of the characters was made, I think, only because they...

Dave White is a blowhard

By clerk8952
First of all Dave White is an idiot for saying its too unrealistic to be believable. REALLY? Which part of the original made it believable? It must have been when Neeson has 36 hours to find his...

Actions have consequences

By mattsdomicile
This is a well thought out movie. I really enjoyed that the actions Liam Neeson's character took in the first film actually reverberated into the sequel. The stakes are made higher when his entire...

Taken 2

By Ms. Nicolette
I am a huge fan of Liam Neeson, so when we went to see this we were expecting something more. It was great, but, it seemed to be missing something. I guess because he is getting older he doesn't...

Taken 2

By lelesmom
Loved this movie. It was just as good as the first one. Liam Neeson is an incredible actor. Have been a long time fan. Highly recommend this movie....


By zfundora
Great movie to see. It's suspenseful, no exposure of women in any wrong way, amazing crash scenes, camera shoots were great and so was the acting. MUST SEE!...

This is not a Horror Film

By ZiggyZeegs
It's a good movie. The plot moves along at a good pace and never lags. This was an expertly done film. Considering that I did not see Taken first, the second installment didn't leave me lost. If...

Taken 2 Experience!

By videoking147
You may love the first one better but you have never seen anything like this! An action packed film filled with a vengeance! Don't mess with LIam Neeson (Bryan Mills)....

Another great Liam Neeson movie

By jwbnah
The first Taken was great and I always worry about sequels. This movies was great. It was exciting, fast moving and classic Liam Neeson. Critics do not like movies that are just good entertainment,...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense sequences of violence and action, and some sensuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Less violent, more sympathetic sequel delivers the thrills.
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