• Taken (2009)


Release Date: January 30th, 2009

DVD Release Date: May 12th, 2009

PG-13 |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson), a former government operative, is trying to reconnect with his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace). Then his worst fears become real when sex slavers abduct Kim and her friend shortly after they arrive in Paris for vacation. With just four days until Kim will be auctioned off, Bryan must call on every skill he learned in black ops to rescue her.

Cast: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, David Warshofsky, Katie Cassidy, Holly Valance

Director: Pierre Morel

Genres: Thriller , Action

Production Co: EuropaCorp, Grive Productions, M6 Films Production

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Escape , Suspenseful , Family , Mother , 2000s , Gripping , Father , Quest , Rescue , Pursuit , Friend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Might do good business at home and abroad among audiences unconcerned with the finer points of characterization or psychological insight. show more

  • 60
    Film Threat

    In the post-Columbine age, far too many cops' partners have gone un-murdered. And too many unsuspecting daughters have freely traveled abroad, unmolested by foreign fiends. Leave it to the French to give Americans what we didn't realize we were missing. show more

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