Taken (I) (2008)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Thriller


Taken (2008) Poster

A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.


7.8/10
556,153

Videos


Photos

  • Liam Neeson in Taken (2008)
  • Liam Neeson and Olivier Rabourdin in Taken (2008)
  • Liam Neeson in Taken (2008)
  • Maggie Grace in Taken (2008)
  • Liam Neeson in Taken (2008)
  • Liam Neeson and Fani Kolarova in Taken (2008)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


23 October 2008 | Jose Guilherme
8
| Step aside Bond and Bourne... Niam is better !
Yes, its only an action movie; Yes, the script has more holes than the victims of the main character! Yes, Neeson's rampage in Paris is very implausible; Yes, its not Oscar material... no great acting.

Still... its a very good movie. I gave it a solid 8. I left the movie feel very satisfied... its that kind of movie that is fun and thrilling and brainless at the same time. Doesn't get tiresome. When its outrageous its funny... when the action gets going you feel right in it all.

When you finish seeing the movie you do wonder why Bond and Bourne aren't as macho or mean. Niam's character Bryan("B" letter too) beats up baddies way better and he looks more scary and real somehow than those other pansy agents.

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



More Like This

Taken 2

Taken 2

Taken 3

Taken 3

Non-Stop

Non-Stop

Unknown

Unknown

The Grey

The Grey

The Transporter

The Transporter

White House Down

White House Down

Transporter 2

Transporter 2

Olympus Has Fallen

Olympus Has Fallen

The A-Team

The A-Team

The Commuter

The Commuter

A Walk Among the Tombstones

A Walk Among the Tombstones

Did You Know?

Trivia

All of Liam Neeson's character's ex-agency friends were played by actors who had previous roles in "spy" or "cop thriller" television shows and movies. Jon Gries played a major role in The Pretender (1996), Leland Orser was in both The Pretender (1996) and 24 (2001), and David Warshofsky had appeared in minor roles in numerous similar shows.


Quotes

Singh: Mr. Mills, how are you?
Bryan: I'm fine. How are you?
Singh: Very fine. I suppose you want to see it again?
Bryan: If you don't mind.
Singh: You know where it is.
Bryan: Oh yeah.


Goofs

When Kim gives her description of her abductor, she clearly starts, "Beard, 6 feet..." when Mills is listening on the phone and recording the call. When he is on Stuart's leased plane, he replays the call, and she gives the description as "Mustache, 6 feet..." In all subsequent replays of the call, the "Beard, 6 feet..." description is used.


Alternate Versions

The distributor made minor changes to secure a 15 certificate for the UK theatrical release. The UK theatrical cut is the same as the International Cut except for the torture scene, which was replaced with the PG-13 version to secure a 15 certificate. In the PG-13 version, clamps are attached to the chair. In the International Cut, they're attached to spikes which are stabbed into the victim's legs. The uncut International Cut was released with an 18 certificate on video. This censored UK version was also released theatrically in Ireland with a 15A certificate. The extended torture scene didn't affect the certificate on video, and the uncut International Cut was also released with a 15 certificate in Ireland (cinema and video certification systems are different in Ireland - a 15A at the cinema is equivalent to a 15 on video).


Soundtracks

Inside My Head
Written by Pauline De Saxe,
Jonathan Latorre
Performed by Pauline De Saxe
(c) Tms Sl
(p) 2007 - Soundjuice Records / Tms Sl
Courtesy of Soundjuice Records

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Action | Thriller

'Hamilton' Stars Through the Years

From Jack in Mary Poppins Returns to Lee Scoresby in "His Dark Materials," take a look back at the TV and movie roles of Lin-Manuel Miranda and the stars of Hamilton.

See the full gallery

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com