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Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the ex-CIA operative who stopped at nothing to rescue his daughter from sadistic kidnappers. When the father of one of the kidnappers swears revenge, it is Bryan and his wife who find themselves “taken” hostage in Istanbul. To survive, Bryan must enlist the help of an unlikely ally and use his brutally efficient skills to take out his heavily-armed foes one by one.
Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Rade Sherbedgia, Mehmet Polat, Alain Figlarz, Remzi Sezgin, Cetin Arik, Baris Adem, Yilmaz Kovan, Ilkay Akdagli, Yasemin Yeltekin, Hasan Karagulle, Ercan Kurt, Cuneyt Yanar, Ugur Ugural, Naci Adiguzel, Melike Acar, Ahmet Orhan Ozcam, Kenneth James Dakan, Luke Grimes, Eraslan Saglam, Mustafa Akin, Atilla Pekoz, Mylene Ava Pilutik, Rochelle Gregorie, Melis Erman, Cengiz Daner, Emre Melemez, Luran Ahmeti, Saruhan Sari, Michael Vander-Meiren, Cengiz Bozkurt, Tamer Avkapan, Olivier Rabourdin, Luenell Campbell, Bekir Aslantas, Mesut Makul, Serdar Okten, Adil Sak
© 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Taken 2 is largely bereft of the kinetic thrills -- and surprises -- that made the original a hit.
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Common Sense Says
Less violent, more sympathetic sequel delivers the thrills.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Taken 2 is the sequel to the 2009's hit thriller Taken, but it's less mean and vicious than the original, with more sympathetic characters and a more anti-revenge stance. Still, there are plenty of fights, chases, and shootouts, as well as torture scenes, though most of the really brutal stuff occurs off screen. A teen girl is shown making out with her boyfriend, with the boyfriend working at the buttons on her dress, but they're interrupted. Another kiss is shown, as well as the girl wearing a bikini. Language is very infrequent but includes about four uses of "s--t" (three of them during an intense chase scene).
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- Genre:Thriller, Action
- Release Date:October 5, 2012
- Audio Format:5.1
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