Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
The beginning is a little slow, but after Neeson starts his hunt and does his best wrath-of-God impression, it doesn’t skip a beat. Read full review
There is no mythology, no irony, no real soul--just a Charles Bronson simplicity about the whole affair. Read full review
I won't tell you Taken is great, but it's great fun. Read full review
There's a xenophobic element to Taken's premise, to be sure - the idea that travel, even to Western Europe, isn't safe for Americans, and that foreigners (Albanians, Arabs) are by nature shifty and sinister. Read full review
Taken is nonsense, but it's terrifically entertaining nonsense. Read full review
Taken does have a few things going for it. At the top of that short list is Liam Neeson in the starring role. Read full review
Propulsively outandish thriller. Read full review
Might do good business at home and abroad among audiences unconcerned with the finer points of characterization or psychological insight. Read full review
Neeson's better than this. You can't watch him here without thinking, Geez, every fight-choreography session could have funded "Love, Actually." This bash-the-door-down action scene likely took as long to film as "Kinsey." That gunfight required more stunts than all of "Schindler's List." Read full review
Taken? You bet. Read full review
The guy from "Kinsey" gets his Rambo on.
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