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Taken (2008)

Action | 90 minutes
3,71 5.503 votes

Genre: Action / Thriller

Duration: 90 minuten

Country: France

Directed by: Pierre Morel

Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace and Leland Orser

IMDb score: 7,7 (635.884)

Releasedate: 18 February 2008

Taken plot

"They took his daughter. He'll take their lives."

Bryan (Liam Neeson) is an overprotective father, who is separated from his wife (Famke Janssen). When his daughter wants to go to Paris, he reluctantly allows it. When she comes into the hands of traffickers, he travels to Paris to look for her, using his experience gained with the Secret Service...

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avatar van Brabants

Brabants

  • 2719 messages
  • 2035 votes

Taken is an exciting genre film with a strong lead role for Liam Neeson. A bit juicy here and there but hey why bother with that? Great movie.

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avatar van John Barry

John Barry

  • 3410 messages
  • 613 votes

Good exciting action movie. Good role by Liam Neeson, but the rest of the cast also acts well. I'm not a big fan of the sometimes flashy editing, but the action is quite easy to follow.

This movie isn't top notch, but it's entertaining. Fortunately, the playing time does not last too long.

3.5*

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avatar van rcuppen79

rcuppen79

  • 714 messages
  • 1617 votes

Taken was never going to win the originality prize. Still, the story, written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, is entertaining and told with great speed. This makes the film look good.

With his tall, rather lanky physique, Neeson isn't the most obvious choice as an action hero. Still, Neeson is a great actor, who has no trouble convincing as an action hero. What he lacks in his physical appearance, he more than makes up for in his acting skills.

Taken is fairly simple in design, which is refreshing in the age of overwhelming action movies. The film became a success and got 2 more sequels.

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