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Taken 3

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Taken 3

Olivier Megaton (2014)

104min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Liam Neeson draws upon his "particular set of skills" for a third time here, as his retired operative Bryan Mills tears through the streets of LA to find the people who have framed him for murder. A twist on the formula (no one is "taken" this time) and the addition of Forest Whitaker as the cop on Mills's tail should have given things a fresh perspective, but in trying to avoid repetition this threequel contents itself with being a bland chase thriller. That said, the stunts remain spectacular, and there are enough hand-to-hand brawls to satisfy die-hard fans of the first two films. However, Neeson's "skills" become increasingly improbable, while the obvious plot twists and Sam Spruell's cartoonish Russian villain seem too outlandish even by the franchise's none-too-subtle standards. Different enough to avoid becoming ridiculous, but not original enough to be truly excite, Taken 3 may satisfy action fans but it's unlikely anybody will be begging for part four.

Summary

Ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills' efforts to finally live a quiet life are shattered by the death of his ex-wife. Just when things seemingly can't get any worse, he is framed for her murder and must fight to clear his name. Action thriller sequel, starring Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker and Maggie Grace.

Cast & Crew

Bryan Mills Liam Neeson
Franck Dotzler Forest Whitaker
Lenore St John Famke Janssen
Kim Maggie Grace
Stuart St John Dougray Scott
Oleg Malankov Sam Spruell
Sam Leland Orser
Casey Jonathan Gries
Jimy Jonny Weston
Maxim Andrew Howard
Director Olivier Megaton
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Other Information

Language: English, Russian +subtitles Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Guidance: Violence, swearing Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 9 Jan 2015

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