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Bryan Mills is the retired CIA agent who stopped at nothing to save his abducted daughter in TAKEN. When he is targeted by a mysterious figure seeking vengeance, Bryan must employ his "particular set of skills" to protect his family against an army out to kill them.
Action Crime Drama - Like the first film, this is a big action showcase for star Liam
Neeson. Co-star Maggie Grace has a bigger and more proactive role
this time out. Also like the first film, though there is a fair
amount of violence, most of it is with minimal blood. That said,
film would be too intense for young children.
Roger EbertFull Review Good The cast is uniformly capable and dead serious, and if you're buying what Luc Besson is selling, he's not short-changing you.
Washington PostFull Review Poor ...'Taken 2,' a sequel every bit as clumsy, ham-handed, outlandish and laughable as the original was sleek, tough and efficient.
NY PostFull Review Below Average When Neeson engages in bare-knuckle fisticuffs at the climax of the cartoonish 'Taken 2,' I honestly couldn't figure out if the 60-year-old actor was actually present at all except for the close-ups.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 144 moviegoers:
Of the professional movie critics, Roger Ebert 's review is the closest to how moviegoers rated "Taken 2." The other critics rated it low, which is far different from the high reviews given by moviegoers.
TEENS:Great Reviews from both the males and females! Nearly everyone loved "Taken 2."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Three-quarters of the males loved it. Of the remaining quarter, most were disappointed. The female reviews are slightly higher than the males. Most rated it very high, but some did rate it just "Good/Average," which is a bit disappointing but certainly not bad.
ADULTS:Great Reviews from both the males and females. nearly everyone loved "Taken 2." As with almost any movie, there are always a few who rate a movie lower than the majority. Fortunately, there are few of these here. The lower reviews make up a very small percentage.