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Taken

Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Katie Cassidy, Famke Janssen, Xander Berkeley

Directed by Pierre Morel
Rolling Stone: star rating
5 2
Community: star rating
5 2 0
February 5, 2009

What's a father to do when his virginal teen daughter (Maggie Grace) is kidnapped in Paris and sold off to a white slavery market? If the father inuestion is Liam Neeson as CIA agent Bryan Mills he becomes a one-manilling machine, going medieval on the ass of every fool who stands in theay of his personal rescue mission. It's fun for about 15 minutes seeingeeson do James Bond as Daddy Dangerous. But the surprise wears off quickly. I suspect this guilty pleasure, directed at whiplash speed by Pierre Morel. will go down much easier on DVD with a few beers and a slice of pizza withxtra cheese.

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