Taken 2

Taken 2
  • 2012
  • France
  • 1h 32min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Olivier Megaton
  • Written by: Luc Besson/Robert Mark Kamen
  • Cast: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace
  • UK release: 4 October 2012

In this sequel to the 2008 thriller, former government agent Bryan Mills (Neeson) and his ex-wife (Janssen) are kidnapped by the father of one of the men he killed first time round. Neeson remains good value but the action has been needlessly toned down, and the novelty and audacity are missing.

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Taken 2

25 Sep 20122 stars

Liam Neeson returns in this pale imitation of his 2008 surprise hit

The original Taken was one of the surprise films of 2008 and successfully redefined Liam Neeson as a no-nonsense action hero (at the age of 56), as well as proving to be a decent and suitably violent thriller in its own right. The inevitable sequel…

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