There's a xenophobic element to Taken's premise, to be sure - the idea that travel, even to Western Europe, isn't safe for Americans, and that foreigners (Albanians, Arabs) are by nature shifty and sinister. show more
Might do good business at home and abroad among audiences unconcerned with the finer points of characterization or psychological insight. show more
The beginning is a little slow, but after Neeson starts his hunt and does his best wrath-of-God impression, it doesn’t skip a beat. show more
AMAZING MOVIE! Have seen it soooo many times because Liam Neeson is so kickass in this movie, it is GREAT! A must see!
gripping....think twice about letting a 17 year old run aroound Europe. More preditors than you think.