Overall Rank: 8843
Average Rating: 2.4/4
# of Ratings: 93
Theatrical Release Date: 10/05/2012
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/15/2013
Genre: Action, Crime
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Olivier Megaton
Actors: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser, Rade Serbedzija, Luke Grimes
Plot: After rescuing his daughter from a dangerous group of kidnappers, retired CIA agent Bryan Mills and his wife find themselves at the mercy of kidnappers while in Istanbul - led by the father or one of the men he killed saving his daughter. -- Chris Kavan
Quick Movie Reviews
Gabe - wrote on 06/24/2016
Not as good as the first one. The premise was essentially the same, but instead of the daughter, it's Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) and his wife played by Famke Janssen. But, that isn't necessarily a bad ting, because Liam Neeson still has a set of skills...and I like this character. But, it's just not as good as the first one.
Rod - wrote on 09/23/2014
Thought it would be far inferior from the first Taken, but I was wrong. Although it doesn't surpass the first installment, this sequel delivers with decent action/thrill and tolerable story line. Still a witty and clever Taken that we know.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 07/30/2014
Okay before I start this review I did see the first one and it was great. I was really looking forward to seeing this movie but I was let down.
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sreekirch - wrote on 07/01/2013
What to take from this sequel? An earnest father making sure his daughter would learn to face bravely like him, the rusticated performance from Liam Neeson or the somber action scenes with an easy take on villain. Oliver Megaton (Transporter fame) has kicked in some lame action scenes, seriously unwanted intelligence and the misfit villain. Liam Neeson and his wife Famke Jansen have been taken. It is up to their daughter to follow along and help her father finish off the bad guys. What’s the point here? Only revenge. I do not know, how Neeson had found out the place just by smelling and hearing the wind movement. His daughter is busy drawing circles, in the map to find a place where they have been taken. This intelligence needs answers. Where is the reason to prove that? How did he do …
Yojimbo - wrote on 05/21/2013
The surviving members of the Albanian gang who kidnapped Bryan Mills' daughter swear revenge and hunt him down in Istanbul. Despite its simplistic plot and generic nature, Taken was the epitome of the guilty pleasure mainly because of some taut, energetic direction and the highly charismatic performance by Liam Neeson. This lazy sequel is typical of a Hollywood cash-in in that it takes the formula of the first film and makes a sterile, cynical and imagination-free carbon copy that seems to forget to include everything that made the original film work. It's a lot easier to excuse free range brutality when its victims are vile rapists and slave traders so when Neeson guns down a room full of unarmed middle-aged men who are just watching the football, sympathy is a little harder to come by. …
MovieAddict - wrote on 10/21/2012
This is the continuation of Taken and it picks up where the previous film leaves off with a group of men in Albania attending a funeral, mourning the men ex-CIA operative Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson), killed while searching for his daughter. During the ceremony, Murad Krasniqi (Rade Šerbedžija), the employer of the men and father of Marko, a victim whom Bryan killed by electrocution, states that they will find Bryan to avenge the deaths of their loved ones. He has strong connections and he wants Mills and his family to pay and is willing to forgive the fact that his dead son was involved in human trafficking.
As you might have guess, Liam Neeson once again plays the role of a stoic warrior with a mad set of skills, whose only weakness is a soft spot for his beloved daughter Kim …
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LeeAnn M. - wrote on 2012-10-10 19:20
I've just read that Taken 3 is in the works. Who are they going to take now, the grandparents?
Chris Kavan - wrote on 2012-10-08 10:28
Somehow this movie made twice as much as the original ($50 million vs. $24.7 million) over the weekend. Apparently Liam Neeson's badassery contains much more appeal than I would have thought. I'm still waiting to rent this.
smeagol - wrote on 2012-10-04 14:04
cutting the vilolence to a 12 cert is the most dissapointing thing about this film but apperently the dvd will be the proper cut so i,ll wait for that.shame as the first movie was great now they smell the cash they have diluted it to reach a wider audience.script wise i had better idears so thats disapointing they went for similar story as well but i'm sure it will be good.just a few hours entertainment it should deliver that by the sound of it.
Alex - wrote on 2012-10-03 13:06
Everything I have read about it is that it is the exact same as Taken. Hangover 2 all over again - ditto Chris.&nbsp;