Finally I got to see what everyone was raving about and no- it did not disappoint! All the actors did a brilliant job...thought the daughter was annoying?? Well she was supposed to be! Some of these reviewers are ridiculous-flawed characters do NOT equal flawed movie. Beautifully shot and no useless filler in between, just a quick paced story that made sense. Entertained from start to finish.
Kept the attention right through. If you can stomach the "necessary" violence for saving the daughter, a good movie.
good action packed story,looking forward to Taken 2
totally impossible implausable nonsense of a story 3 stars for being a ripping good yarn and i like liam neeson
Old school action, never grows old! One of the best ever action films!
Brilliant Thriller with non stop action and a punch to the storyline that pulls at the heart strings. A very fast paced movie that never slows and is over before you know it. A must watch.
Good, tight action movie. Because of good direction and film editing, the story is almost plausible and Liam Neeson actually seemed believable as an action hero. Very riveting movie - just don't think whether it's realistic or not.
What a load of rubbish. It seems Liam Neeson is impervious to pain and despite being pitted against career criminals, he seems able to dodge almost every bullet.
I can'e believe how highly rated this is.....just rubbish!
Brilliant - absolutely loved it had me enthralled from beginning to end - this one is a must see!
Really great edge of the seat movie highly reccommended
brilliant, fast moving, great plot
Brilliant, fight sequences are spot on! Action and edge of the seat.
Heavy reliance on formula and very predictable, but regardless it is one very well paced thriller that really works. You root for Neeson the whole way and for that reason alone there's evidence that this film really really works. "Taken" may not be the smartest movie ever, but it's one heck of an entertaining time.
Liam Neeson showing us why he's so good at what he does, even in a part that isnt such a great fit for him he carries it off with aplomb. Recommended ahnd worth watching even if not a Neeson fan.
Amazing flick, recommend to anyone!!
After watching several foreign films lately, going back to Hollywood just doesn't cut it anymore. Padded out with "action", no characterisation, situations that 100% of normal people would never survive, etc etc. This is just like all the American crime/thriller/action one hour TV shows that are inflicted upon us at an ever increasing rate, but it just happens to be 1.5 hours long and made for the big screen. Vacuous.........
Good action movie with characters that actually get developed prior to the OTT action sequences. Formulaic but entertaining all the same.
Really good movie bit violent but well acted and good story.
Really good, edge of your seat stuff. Brilliant acting, great story and the most suspence I've felt in a long time. highly recommend
This is a really brilliant film. For lovers of Eastern Promises and dark edge of your seat action then this is definitely a must see. Having said that, its very violent and the themes could be a bit hard to take for anyone who doesnt want to know about the dark side of humanity. Liam Neeson at his best !
Great Liam Neeson suspense movie. Edge of seat action.
Fantastic film - edge of the seat suspense
Quick paced. Liam Neeson is great as always.
I enjoyed the suspense of the storyline. Altho I thought Liam Neeson was too old for that particular part.. Entertaining.
Lots of action in this story - also makes you think about some of the not so nice things that actually go on in this world of ours!
Absolutely loving this movie! My husband, who's usually not into movie sat through the movie without checking his email or doing other thing. Love the action, love the story line, everything!
Full of suspense and action. Really enjoyed it. I'm sure this stuff happens in real life.
stupid movie! Liam Neeson is usually someone I like watching but he clearly did this one for the cash. The movie was predicable and played into a number of racial sterotypes. it was gratiutitoulsy violent, and while I dont mind a bit of suspension of disbelief, this was utterly unbelieveable. it felt like it was made for tv. furthermore, the daughter, whose kidnapping was central to the whole film was annoying and unlikeable. good cast, bad movie
Excellent movie. Fast paced. Terrific storyline. Liam Neeson kicks ass.
Brillian!! Very fast pace and lots of actions!! Great Liam Neeson movie!!
""Brilliant"" Loved the direct emotionally controlled responce from Liam Nieson straight to the point no time to muck around
Disturbing! I watched this one after viewing 'Unknown' which I really enjoyed. I think I put too much 'real life' context on this one with having three daughters myself I found it made me angry & ill that there really are foreign men with too much money, such 'sick' ideas about women and such little respect for law & order and can so easily turn a blind eye to the evil in this world.
As far as just an action movie it had lots of guns, noise and car chases and Liam Neilson is always a brilliant actor.
A gread film by a great actor 10 out of 10
Very fast pace and enjoyable!
This was a fantastic film! A bit disturbing but great action packed film!
Great action movie. Don't over analyse and just enjoy this movie as pure action from start to finish.
Liam Neeson is great in this. Not usually a fan of the revenge type shoot 'em up, but this was excellent.
Great movie. Lots of action. :)
Fantastic movie! Absolutely couldnt take my eyes away. Especially great as I didnt expect much from the film, so was a great surprise to be such a great watch.
i love this movie...Action since begin till the end...
A very interesting movie and great acting
Not a bad movie. I Liam Neesom as an actor though I wish his character could have been stronger and story a little more substance.
Loved this movie! My favourite Liam Neeson movie so far, gonna see Unknown soon
BEST Movie!! Beautiful Father!!!!
Love Liam Neesom so not matter how far fetched the plot is...it is worth watching. Not bad.
Good action packed film with plenty of suspense. Enjoyed it.
Good movie , lots of action which is not really my thing. The story line was scary because it could really happen. Naive teenagers in a foreign city. Great cast I recommend it.
Great action packed film.
The action and the acting were good, but the storyline was so utterly ridiculous and farfetched that I found this movie really disappointing.
A really good film, fast moving, action packed.
A good storyline, fast paced. Not a bad flick. Don't think rationally while seeing this one.
Fairly unrealistic but a movie filled with action - one of those movies where its the hour and a half passed in no time at all.
Great movie. Flat out full of action, suspense and all what comes with it. Not for kids. Liam played great rol. Would watch again no probs
This was a great movie overall. The storyline certainly got you thinking. Some parts were over the top and unrealistic but a definite must see.
Liam Neeson playing Steven Seagal type of characters and movie. Weird huh? Liam in The Schindler's list was on the top of his career and now he has to play in Taken! From the LUC BESSON team, you will have your dose of fights, explosions, jumps and more however Liam is no James Bond, you know it and I know it too. Is it bad? Not necessarily. Now if a guy who kills in Paris tens of bad guys, wounds some cops leaving the french capital in a big mess, can still go back to the US without any problem, if it doesn't bother you so well rent it and forget all logics. BTW, the end is as poor as it can be, the scene "So you want to be a singer.."what a laugh. My opinion: Get The Transporter instead.
what can i say. agree with all members rave reviews. kept my attention for the duration.
i would also do anything for my child. i'd have to pay some1 to do all that stuff though.
A surprisingly good solid thriller. A touch implausible plot however Liam is very good and the movie hurtles along at full speed. Be careful who you talk to when travelling! Recommended.
Better than expected. Right up there in espionage thrillers
In Taken Liam Neeson is an unexpected action hero. His character's strength is powerfully understated and his desperate love for his daughter makes his vast experience even more lethal. This film was a surprise - it has the typical European-movie rawness with the Hollywood speed action perfected by Jason Bourne. A great action flick!
This was incredible. So true to life - a must for all teenagers who really think it is safe out there - this really is happening but unfortunately not all dads can do what Liam did - I want him around if something happens. Well done. It gets 11/10 from me.
Im hard to please nowadays but this is a quality movie. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Cross between 'Random' and a Bond movie. A good mix.
A good movie for those whom love a shoot em up thriller. A little bit ho hum in the storyline though.
Really enjoyed this movie lots of action and good story
Excellent action suspense thriller. I recommend it for sheer entertainment. Liam Neeson is great in this film. It's full on baddies versus goody drama from start to finish. I always have a giggle to myself about how people like Liam's character can do it all so efficiently with no sustenance or sleep! Realism goes out the window with these types of genre. Let's not let plausability get in the way of a good story.
Get it out and enjoy action packed entertainment!
We loved this movie, great suspense and drama. It has been awhile since I have enjoyed a movie like this and I watched it several times and have requested my family buy it for a present. Liam Neeson was billiant and a fantastic actor, his daughter captured the intense feeling of being "taken", love the "you will be taken" from Liam. AAAAA
Liked this movie alot. Liam Neeson is a great actor and the action kept me watching from start to finish. The girl was hard to believe as she acted like a 10 year old. Good movie.
Great movie - full of action. Defininately recommend viewing.
Taken is intelligent. Oustanding acting by the lead role, Liam Neeson, lends the main character depth beyond a sometimes predictable story line. A very hollywood ending is forgivable. Worth watching
The setup was ridiculous and unbelievable and there was zero humour which would've helped a la the Transporter movies. Even James Bond wouldn've gotten away with some of the things Neeson did. But he is a good actor. The daughter was a screeching pain in the neck and I wanted her dead by the end.
I highly recommend this movie if your a fan of action flicks with decent story lines.
This isn't just a shoot-em-up movie with no real plot, it's full of great acting, brilliant stunts and some truly evil characters.
Iti s a pretty typical wrong my family, I come after you story but it has plenty of action. Liam Neeson is watchable and captivating and this movie keeps rolling along at a good enough pace to make it enjoyable.
dont ask any questions, just watch it
Great movie. This is one of my most favourite movies i have ever watched. I so recommend for a good thriller.
The plot is excellent and the characters are well done. There is just the right amount of action, not too much, not too little. For me, movies come in three major categories: 1. Definitely see it; 2. Worth seeing but not a tragedy if you miss it; 3. Don't bother. This movie is absolutely a number 1 - Definitely see it.
Good movie and well worth the watching. I found myself assimilating with the leading actor.
Taken is worth watching it can happen to anyone it did have some violence but in the circumstances I would have done the same for my child.
I really enjoyed this movie. Nothing original about the plot, it's all been done before. It's the direction, pacing and action that excels here. You really enjoy getting behind Liam Neeson's character as he dispatches the bad guys with ruthless efficiency.
Tons of fun.
Slow to start - but then it's Jason Bourne 1 (for setting) with Jason Bourne 3 (for pace) with early Steven Segal for big bloke wading into and mowing down the baddies (lost track of the body count) - even to the point of a knife fight! Switch off and enjoy!
A ridiculous story line, which is totally unbelievable.
Don't waste the postage on this turkey.
This movie had me on edge all the way through, definateley worth watching.. action from start to finish
Action from go to whoa. The lengths a father will go to to save his daughter. I don't like gory movies but this was just good action all the way.
Really good movie, there was a good story all the way through and it was not slow to start or through the movie. Nice to see Liam in such a different role - nothing like stepping outside the square.
I thought I must have been alone in really disliking this film, but after watching it and then double checking against critics who I trust and admire, came to the conclusion that I was just not having an "anti-hollywood" spasm as usual. The plot is ludicrous !! One coincidence is extremely believable, two acceptable, three suspicious, but when the whole movie revolves around coincidence I can no longer suspend belief. The plot has more contrivance than La Gioconda by Ponchielli, the heroine in which happens to stumble into a room in a mansion during a party to which she has not been invited and miraculously find the antidote to the poison that threatens to kill her lover.....Taken had even more unbelievable situations. Liam Neeson is an extraordinary actor and it was obvious that he had to invest a large amount of preparation to do all the action sequences, I just hope he got paid a huge amount of money....I had to watch the end just to make sure it finished the way I predicted...ho hum. And by the way, just how did they both get back to the USA? Silly question, no one was writing any script so they just did.
Worst film of all time? Possibly, this was just bad from start to finish. I think it was trying to be like the Jason Bourne franchise - action, big fight scenes, etc... it failed. Avoid it where possible.
Movie was really great until the end. It was quite enthrilling then it just ended...a better ending would have made this movie 10 out of 5
Why do I like films like this one and Dirty Harry? Because I get so sick of hearing cases where police are unable to make a case against a bad nut because getting the evidence would come up against his human rights, or where bad people cannot be prosecuted because of some technicality. Because I would like a system that still gave everyone a reasonably fair go, but worked a hell of a lot better.
Excellent, fast paced, kept me on the edge of the seat start to finish
Extreme violence that gives more and more satisfaction with every bullet and broken neck.
Any exposure of this depravity is excellent.
It just left me wishing it was based on a true story.
Gripping from start to end. Good to see a more senior hero for a change!
An excellent movie Liam Neilson is real cool and gets the job done very professionally
I love Liam Neeson so much I named my son for him. He's only okay in this - too much trying to play the hard man when others do it so much better. Okay as an action film - a bit too violent without the light-heartedness of the Die Hards.
Not dreadful, but a stupid premise (who would let their 17 year old daughter go to Paris alone without checking every detail?)
This was the best movie I have seen in around 5 years. Well worth the watch
Pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed watching this film. Simple story of a father going after his kidnapped daughter and slaughtering everyone in his way. It's a combinationa of James Bond and the Bourne Identity. Thoroughly recommended.
Imagine what would have happened if they'd parachuted Harrison Ford into this movie? Oy. Instead Luc Bresson serves us up Liam Neeson, who channels Jason Bourne very effectively, without all that annoying identity angst. Good plot twists throughout, the pacing fast and relentless, the body count satisfyingly high. And no subtitles. The mark of a true film maverick.
Awesome, The whole way through,Liam Neeson is a badass.
An excellent movie, fast action, and shocking revelations about some of the dangers of travelling. If I get into trouble, I want Liam Neeson on my side!
Great action, Liam Neeson does a good job as the vengeful father.
Strong performances from the leads and a good emotional core help elevate this above the usual revenge trip movie. The film does a good job of showing Jodie Foster's gradual disintegration into killing machine.
This was well made and a good story for the first half hour, then it deteriorated into a violent punch up. The kidnapped daughter got me in but it seems to aim for a typically 'masculine' audience. I got bored.
This was great. Worth checking out.
I really enjoyed this movie, it was on the edge of your seat action packed with great performances
Plenty of action, thrills n spills. Keeps you entertained and on the edge of your seat. The only letdown is the expected 'hollywood' ending which knocks the 5th star of my rating but nonetheless, great viewing
Wow Wow Wow This is a must see movie. Pure action. Loved it !
I really like Liam Neeson and this is a good role for him. Very much in the style of the Bourne movies, lots of action but a bit too heavy on the "Daddy loves his little girl" stuff. But an excellent action flick.
A solid film with a story told at a well controled pace, its every parents worst nightmare I'm sure. Liam Nieson is well suited to the role and check out Holly Valance making an appearance.
A terrific movie. Makes you want to wrap your kids up in even more cotton wool. Shows what can happen to you if you are not careful. Well acted, lots of violence. Enjoyed it to the extent you can enjoy that type of movie.
This movie upset me.......I had to turn it off
What a great action movie, both brutal and enjoyable at the same time! One of Neesons best.
There is only one thing I can say about this movie,and its awsome.
Brilliant. Brutal but far from Gory. So true to life, you can really get into it!
Excellent ruthless action, in an attempt to get his daughter back (only had a window of 96 hours); this bloke must have taught James Bond!
No chick flick & not for the faint hearted, (human trade) although my wife stayed throughout but my daughter (30) was horrified and left. End was a bit corny and the script has some holes in it. If it was to be a classic like The 3 x Bournes' movies more 'explanations' should have been included in the script. Overall a movie that stays with you for days wondering how real the human trade is as depicted. Great to see so many 'bad guys' get their lot! ... Highly recommended.
Great movie. A full on non stop action movie, that doesn't linger in anyway for more than a minute. Excellent acting by Liam Neeson, his voice is enchanting whilst his action moves are better than any Jedi move.
A definant one to watch.
Enjoyable entertainment, worth watching
Excellent Movie. Full of action and keeps you interested from start to finish. Highly recommend viewing.
When Liam Neeson become Steven Segal? The only cool part about it was when he was on the phone with the bad guy.
Typical kidnap and rescue story, but Liam Neeson plays his part perfectly. Tons of action and a high body count makes this an action film not to miss. Better than Bourne.