|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Xander Berkeley, Katie Cassidy, Olivier Rabourdin, Leland Orser, Jon Gries|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Hot Hits, 100 Most Wanted, The Biggest and Best, Top 400 All-Time Rentals, Top Action Adventure|
|Run time:||1 hour 33 minutes|
|Rental release:||09 Feb 2009|
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5* Action Thriller, 5* Acting from Liam NeesonBy Katrina (43 reviews) from Stockport , 26 Sep 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]Honestly, this is the best action/thriller I've seen in years. It got my attention from the word go, and I was glued to the screen throughout. I very much respect Liam Neeson for his acting, and for the way he carefully chooses his roles (only the best will do!). Once again he has come up trumps with this fantastic film which deserves every success.
A retired government secret agent (Neeson) is forced to use his skill and combat when his teenage daughter and best friend get kidnapped whilst travelling in Europe.
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This film is Propaganda for Murder!By a customer , 19 Oct 2013I enjoy a good mindless adventure Yarn to watch with a Pizza and a glass of wine on a Friday night but 'Taken' takes the definition of mindless to a new level. The film appears to demonise the French, the Albanians and Arabs in ascending order. It is a retribution 'free for all' that seems to offer a Justification for killing and torture as a means to an end. You will say that If my son/daughter was kidnapped and I had Liam Neesons superhuman skills I would do the same as him to get him/her back. That is the attraction and appeal of a film. It gives expression to any repressed feeling of being wronged. Revenge is sweet and we are all wronged at some point in some form or other by someone at some time. But there is a political point here. America (and many other countries) are torturing and killing without any recourse to the Law and this is an American film for an American audience. Is that how we want everyone to behave? Heaven help us if it is! Apart from that the film was formulaic, the characterisations shallow to the point of non existence. The script inane. 'Oh Daddy, I love you', well you would say that wouldn't you...
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My reservations were totally unfoundedBy London66 (1 review) , 23 Aug 2013I wasn't keen on seeing this film as I have two of my own. It's actually a fantastic film that has you on the edge of your seat from 5mins in. I highly recommend seeing this. Liam Neeson is superb!
Superb action movie, thrills and spills and a real hero to cheer.By Sashadoo (22 reviews) , 17 Aug 2013A friend suggested this film to my wife, so rented it without knowing anything about it. I have to say Liam Neeson was superb in the role of Brian Mills and the movie kept both me and my wife engaged from start to finish. Explosive action, a real old-fashioned 'goodies and baddies' type of action movie. Superb entertainment and highly recomended.
its goodBy a customer , 17 Aug 2013the movie was good to watch and the action also good, the story is thriller, family movie and everyone enjoyed
Let the bone crunching commence.By StraightShooter (13 reviews) from Brockley , 10 Aug 2013A bit of a slow start, but once the action moves to Paris, strap yourself in for a wild ride and let the action commence. One of the best 'warning of what's to come if you don't do as I say' speeches in movie history in 'I have a very particular set of skills..' There are fast action fist fights, shootings, knife fights, a car chase or two and a very satisfying torture sequence, if you believe the end justifies the means. If you want great acting, maybe this isn't what you're looking for. But if you want to see Liam Neeson kicking butt and taking names, then this is for you. Even if you don't think Liam Neeson is that good an actor, if you like relentless action and the sound of crunching bones, you'll like this.