Taken Reviews

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March 3, 2019
It was great to be back in the atmosphere of intense audience involvement after seeing so many films viewed in the dutiful stupor produced by "quality" cinema.
September 12, 2017
The movie was awesome and definitely a must see.
November 17, 2011
August 16, 2011
Neeson stars in the sort of part Harrison Ford would have gotten ten or fifteen years ago.
July 14, 2011
The dialogue is functional at best, Bryan's motives are basic; it's all apt for this bare-knuckle punch of an action movie.
April 4, 2011
It's so awesome to see Liam Neeson taking out the trash in pursuit of his prized child.
February 1, 2011
In Taken viewers are introduced to a new side of Irish actor Liam Neeson, one that is relentless and likes to hit criminals in the throat -- a lot.
October 14, 2010
Though the film takes some time to get going, once Neeson arrives in Paris, the 91-minute runtime flies by like its stuck on fast-forward.
August 30, 2009
Taken is a fast-paced, high-octane action movie that ... doesn't take very many detours into soul-searching melancholy.
June 10, 2009
I liked it, but don't expect the unexpected in this French action thriller -- especially in an ending that is about as predictable as a Pine Sol commercial.
June 1, 2009
It's got all the attributes of a guilty pleasure - excitement, some undeniably enjoyable scenes and the absence of what it needs to be more memorable and more substantial.
May 12, 2009
This heart-stopping revenge flick written by Luc Besson is easily Liam Neeson's most memorable performance since his Oscar-nominated outing in Schindler's List.
April 2, 2009
In a lesser actor's hands, the powerful impact of the subject matter would not have been so ably delivered.
March 22, 2009
Taken is the best action thriller of 2009 thus far.
March 20, 2009
This briskly paced movie delivers a full payload of action and leaves you mentally exhausted. You immediately recall the famous line from "The Wizard of Oz" that "There is no place like home."
March 6, 2009
A morally specious but undeniably efficient brainstem-tickler -- the most effective action/revenge thriller in years.
March 3, 2009
Neeson delivers a typically compelling performance in (for him) an atypically muscle-bound role.
March 1, 2009
Fortunately, somewhat-sloppy storytelling never gets in the way of this briskly paced action adventure.
February 27, 2009
This is a Neeson driven story and he doesn't disappoint for anyone who likes him or a good adventure/thriller.
February 19, 2009
Neeson is a major reason Taken, a riveting, revenge thriller gets praiseworthy marks.
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