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  • 2008
  • France
  • 93 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pierre Morel
  • Written by: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
  • Cast: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, David Warshofsky, Katie Cassidy, Holly Valance, Famke Janssen
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Retired US secret agent operative Bryan (Neeson) steps into fray when his daughter Kim (Grace), with his ex-wife (Janssen), is 'taken' by sex traffickers on a trip to Paris. A high octane, blood thumping update of Paul Schrader's 1979 'Hardcore' is every bit as ridiculous as it sounds but no less enjoyable for it, with Francophile attitude, Chekhovian familial regret, over the top torture and not a fundamentalist Muslim in sight.

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18 Sep 20083 stars

THRILLER/ACTION (15) 93min *** When it comes to his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace), retired US secret agent operative Bryan (Liam Neeson) is feeling pretty redundant. Her new stepfather (Xander Berkeley) is wealthy enough to give her everything she…

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