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, for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sensuality94 minsUSA
ActionThriller

Streaming (4 Providers)

Taken 2 / Reviews

Total Film

Total Film

"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.

Full review
The New York Times

The New York Times

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.

Full review
The Guardian

The Guardian

The premise is looking pretty tired.

Full review
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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

Full review
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

Full review
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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.)

Full review
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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.

Full review