Taken 2

Taken 2

Taken 2

Liam Neeson and his badass CIA skills are back in this sequel to 2008’s action-thriller. Retired CIA operative Bryan Mills (Neeson) invites his family to holiday with him in Istanbul. There, he and his wife (Famke Janssen) are taken hostage - by the father of one of the henchmen Mills disposed of in the first Taken film. While in captivity, Bryan must secretly instruct his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) to break them out so he can commence breaking bones and leaving the customary trail of bodies in his wake. Producer and co-writer Luc Besson (The Fifth ElementTransporter) also returns.

2012Rating: M, contains violence94 minsUSA
ActionThriller
86%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Total Film

Total Film

press

"What are you going to do?" wails Maggie. "What I do best!" growls Liam. Yet while it's fun to watch him take out the Eurotrash, we've seen him do it better.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

What follows seems like a nonstop car and foot chase, with Albanian after Albanian falling victim to Bryan's remarkable aim and hand-fighting skills. Foreigners bad, Americans good, box office busy.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The premise is looking pretty tired.

2.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The cast is uniformly capable and dead serious, and if you're buying what Luc Besson is selling, he's not short-changing you.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Moviegoers who liked 'Taken' and want more of the same will get precisely that.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

You know what happens in 'Taken 2,' don't you? The same thing that happened four years ago in Taken, but different. (But the same.)

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The first one offered the novel sight of Oskar Schindler going Commando. Unfortunately, this half-hearted sequel is low on novelty and lower on fun.

2.0
0

As good as the last one

4.0
0

Not as good as the first one but still worth watching Liam neeson is awsome.

3.0
0

Okay not as great as Taken but still action packed from beginning to end. A little weak on the end but immense fun and worth the watch if you're a Taken fan.

4.0
0

The first 'Taken' was so ridiculous, but so good, 'Taken 2' is just as ridiculous, but not as good as the first which is to be expected. I did sit in the cinema with a huge smile on my face while watching some of the action, especially the car scenes. I also caught myself laughing a few times to some crazy fight scenes that made no sense whatsoever. Overall...

3.0
0

Word to the wise: If your dad is John McClane - don't visit Nakatomi Plaza at Christmas time... Word to the wiser: If your dad is Liam Neeson's ex-CIA op, Bryan Mills (a) don't ask him for driving lessons; (b) don't surprise him by visiting him "at work" in Istanbul, and (c) don't take driving lessons whilst in Istanbul driving a stolen taxi at high...

3.0
0

If you love "action" films that contains every cliche of the genre, contains not a single plausible scene, is consistently inconsistent with clothing, scars, and shooting ability, has a weird-boarding-on-is-this-getting-a-bit-incestuous family dynamic AND shows liam neeson is so typecast it makes hugh grant look talented, then you have to see Taken 2, it'll...

1.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

"What are you going to do?" wails Maggie. "What I do best!" growls Liam. Yet while it's fun to watch him take out the Eurotrash, we've seen him do it better.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

What follows seems like a nonstop car and foot chase, with Albanian after Albanian falling victim to Bryan's remarkable aim and hand-fighting skills. Foreigners bad, Americans good, box office busy.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The premise is looking pretty tired.

2.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The cast is uniformly capable and dead serious, and if you're buying what Luc Besson is selling, he's not short-changing you.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Moviegoers who liked 'Taken' and want more of the same will get precisely that.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

You know what happens in 'Taken 2,' don't you? The same thing that happened four years ago in Taken, but different. (But the same.)

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The first one offered the novel sight of Oskar Schindler going Commando. Unfortunately, this half-hearted sequel is low on novelty and lower on fun.

2.0
0

As good as the last one

4.0
0

Not as good as the first one but still worth watching Liam neeson is awsome.

3.0
0

Okay not as great as Taken but still action packed from beginning to end. A little weak on the end but immense fun and worth the watch if you're a Taken fan.

4.0
0

The first 'Taken' was so ridiculous, but so good, 'Taken 2' is just as ridiculous, but not as good as the first which is to be expected. I did sit in the cinema with a huge smile on my face while watching some of the action, especially the car scenes. I also caught myself laughing a few times to some crazy fight scenes that made no sense whatsoever....

3.0
0

Word to the wise: If your dad is John McClane - don't visit Nakatomi Plaza at Christmas time... Word to the wiser: If your dad is Liam Neeson's ex-CIA op, Bryan Mills (a) don't ask him for driving lessons; (b) don't surprise him by visiting him "at work" in Istanbul, and (c) don't take driving lessons whilst in Istanbul driving a stolen taxi at high...

3.0
0

If you love "action" films that contains every cliche of the genre, contains not a single plausible scene, is consistently inconsistent with clothing, scars, and shooting ability, has a weird-boarding-on-is-this-getting-a-bit-incestuous family dynamic AND shows liam neeson is so typecast it makes hugh grant look talented, then you have to see Taken 2,...

1.0
0