Taken 3.


I went to see this film because it had Liam Neeson in it. And I was not disappointed with his performance but came away with the feeling that he was wasted in a film in the action genre. His acting talents are not on show as there is little scope for him to show them. But he does a great job of portraying a avenging husband and protective father.

I did not know that there were Taken 3 and Taken before this. I doubt very much that they were shown in India, unless they were during the time when I was preoccupied with my other major occupation earlier in this century. After seeing this I wanted to know about its earlier stories and find that only Taken 2 is available on DVD. I will watch it after I go through my backlog!

“It Ends Here” is the tagline for the posters for the film.  The concluding scenes clearly indicate that there will be a sequel!

Suffice it to say that I enjoyed the film, but because it is an action based one using once again the modern villain, the Russian Mafia, I cannot bring myself to give more than[rating=4] rating despite the great performance by Liam Neeson.


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13 Responses to Taken 3.

  1. It doesn’t sound like my cup of tea, but thanks for the review. I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen Neeson in a film.
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  2. shackman says:

    Liam Neeson is the hottest action star currently and all 3 Taken films have been very successful. Neeson has embraced his inner “bada$$” and if you believe his interviews he is enjoying his success all the way to the bank and good for him. I’ve been a fan since he was in a Clint Eastwood Dirty Harry film called the Dead Pool back in 1988. Any popcorn movie with him in it is worth a watch and a bag of popcorn IMHO.
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  3. Alan G says:

    Although I have not watched any of the three films in the series, I am sure at some point I will. Ever since his leading role in “Shindler’s List” he has been a favorite of mine.

    One of the reasons I think I have put off watching these particular films is because I have always assumed they would be somewhat similar to the Charles Bronson film series of “Death Wish” which I truly enjoyed.

  4. I concur with your assessment and the reasons for docking it one star. I haven’t seen Taken 3, but your review could fit 1 and 2, as well. They appeal to us as parents; Liam Neeson’s acting is always good, even in a somewhat cliche role; the action and special effects are good enough to carry an adrenaline rush. It’s not GREAT drama, but it’s very good entertainment.
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  5. tammy j says:

    have not seen any of these.
    i guess it’s a way for him to make money.
    my favorite movie of his is a wonderful montage of sorts called
    “love actually.” a fabulous movie. and he’s great in it.
    i wish he would do more roles like that. he’s wasted in these blowem’upshootem’up films.
    i admire the way he’s handled his life and his fatherhood after his wife’s tragic death. the man has integrity. and a beautiful voice.
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  6. Vivek Bhat says:

    Didn’t know Taken 3 was released. Have seen Taken and Taken2. I would say, Taken2 is a waste of time. But, Taken is really good. I can watch it many times and not get bored of it.
    Loved Liam’s acting as well as his action in Taken.

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