Taken Synopsis
A former spy (Liam Neeson) uses his old skills to save his kidnapped daughter (Maggie Grace).
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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.
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Chicago Tribune

There is no mythology, no irony, no real soul--just a Charles Bronson simplicity about the whole affair.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
I won't tell you Taken is great, but it's great fun.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
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...
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Taken is nonsense, but it's terrifically entertaining nonsense.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Taken does have a few things going for it. At the top of that short list is Liam Neeson in the starring role.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Propulsively outandish thriller.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Might do good business at home and abroad among audiences unconcerned with the finer points of characterization or psychological insight.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Neeson's better than this. You can't watch him here without thinking, Geez, every fight-choreography session could have funded "Love,...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Taken? You bet.
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Liam deserved this one!

By mister spock
Liam deserved this Movie! Great Actor but never really got the right parts for the fan base that he deserves. Hope his agent realizes this!...


By KevinS77
Ok, I hate most movies... Ironman was ok,batman was ok,Bourne series sucks... Honestly, I think the last really great movie I saw was 300, But this movie ROCKS!!!! Here is what I look for 1)No...


By Kyle_Adkins
This story is absolutely amazing, in my honest opinion. Not your typical crap-infested story line that drones out over time and becomes a series of repetitive, lame, and frankly boring movie. This...

All Liam Neeson

By Daydream
I wasnt planning on seeing this movie, but it was the only one playing that looked somewhat interesting. Taken is fast paced with a lot of action. Many of the scenes had me on the edge of my seat and...

It was an EXCELLENT movie!

By MeiganF
I saw this and have to say it was absolutely great! The action was pretty much non-stop & the plot had you on the edge of your seat...Even for a person that does not prefer the action all the...


By xmountie23
I loved how Liam portrayed ex-military! The suspense was on the edge of your seat! Recommend this one to anyone...even those not into action....


By photography4lif3
Taken was a great film. I recommend it for sure. I didn't have any problems with the movie other than the fact that the daughter who was supposed to be seventeen looked at least twenty! And her...

Surprise Surprise

By ogonzo
This movie is very intense!! It is a must see for all parents of teenagers!!...


By insane17apache
best movie i seen its a must see this new year but i saw it about 3 months ago great plot great everything and the chick in the begining was hot...

NON-stop action

By musicmc_09
It will take your breath away. A must see for all the teenagers out there it teaches a lesson. Parents let your teenagers watch this. I've seen it 3 times. It's a must see. Movies like this don't...

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Rated PG-13 | For intense sequences of violence, disturbing thematic material, sexual content, some drug reference
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Violent, disturbing rescue/revenge thriller isn't for kids.
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