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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Taken 2 is like a textbook on how to make beautiful, successful and highly satisfying junk-food cinema. When it's just a plot point, the information gets tossed out as fast and as forcefully as possible. Time is lavished only on the things that matter. show more

  • 63
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    The first half of Taken 2 is a serviceable action flick, but the second half descends into cliches. show more

  • 60
    John Anderson Wall Street Journal

    Less magical is the blind adherence to formula evident in most of Taken 2. As they might say in the advertising department, it's an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride. But it could have been much more. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The moral of Taken 2? If you're going on a family vacation, be sure that the human-trafficking ring you put out of business in that far more satisfying and suspenseful thriller from a few years ago doesn't know how to find you. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Taken 2 has a plot that could have been written by a GPS program, and contains all the technical charm that conjures up. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 30
    Movieline

    Taken 2 grabs everything that was surprisingly enjoyable about the original film and batters it into the ground. show more

  • 55
    NPR

    On the plus side, the action sequences - desaturated, chopped up and herky-jerky as they are - are mildly thrilling. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

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

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    It's a stupid movie by smart people who aren't smart enough to realize it's stupid. show more

  • February 05, 2013 kbm777film
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    Saw this on the plane. Thankfully I didn\'t pay for it. I would not recommend it.

  • January 22, 2013 nq00000000135822
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    Good action. The story seemed rushed but still worthy for a movie night. Not a buy though.

  • December 31, 2012 uy00000000099963
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    First Taken is better but at least the daughter is not so whiny and immature in is this movie

  • December 25, 2012 Terry
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    I really liked it especially seeing it at the cheap show. Liam is just a great actor who I enjoy watching on the big screen. Hopefully the main bad guy\'s 2 sons decide to come pay another visit and get revenge on Liam. Would love to see a Taken 3 to wrap this all up. The other 2 sons should just move on and decide to put everything behind them but I have a feeling they wont and will end up dying in Taken 3.

  • December 12, 2012 ramnchips
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    Good action

  • November 09, 2012 bomarois
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    Good action sequal

  • November 06, 2012 billthebum
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    not bad,not as good as 1st but still exciting and clever

  • November 05, 2012 im00000000131425
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    Same format, different person... more predictable.... Action wasnt amazing .. overall just a mediocre sequel

  • November 04, 2012 bg00000000092480
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    Another thtat kept us to our seats, as good as the first.

  • October 29, 2012 ee00000000131234
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    Very enjoyable movie

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