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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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...

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 iReview_movies
Part 2 was great! However, I liked part 1 the most. I am pretty sure there will be a part 3...

Taken 2

By dwright803
A good movie..with a lot of action..the story line about the wife being seperated from her rich husband is really good (just like everyday life)..Liam's instincts are right on point and as usual he is...

Taken 2

By Belinda_loves_movies
Not as good as the first, and it was pretty much a repeat. I loved the 1st one but not this one. I feel like they didn't even try to make a different movie. If my boyfriend would not have drug me to...

Relatively Excellent

By BigJon5050
If the original Taken was one of your all time favorite movies and you counted the days until the premier of Taken 2 then like me you will be impressed but not swept off your feet - as was the case...

Passing the Time

By loumendez
Movie was good enough to make an afternoon work. The plot is getting a bit repetitive and tedious - hope no fool will make Taken 3. Neeson at his best always but one runs out of patience with the...

Taken was better.

By trayes
When I first saw the trailer for Taken 2, It was like watching the trailer for Taken all over again, but I gave the movie a chance by going to see it anyways. I basically was right. I felt like Taken...

Disappointing, like most sequels

By simondavid
The original was much better. Most action movies have aspects that are far fetched but this one was downright ridiculous at moments. The cast was good and fun to watch as in the original....

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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 Pause for kids 13 & under Less violent, more sympathetic sequel delivers the thrills.
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