Liam Neeson stars in this action-packed thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. When his daughter is kidnapped in Paris, a former spy (Neeson) sets out to find her at any cost. Relying on his special skills, he tracks down the ruthless gang that abducted her and launches a one-man war to bring them to justice and rescue his daughter
This film has the speed and impact of the Jason Bourne films - if you liked them my guess is you'll like this too because the same kind of energy and cloak and dagger exists here and set around a x - 'preventer' whose daughter goes missing in Paris - grabbed by some Albanian underworld criminals. One for all the 15+ family.
The only thing i'll take issue with is Liams hair colour - grecian 2000 gome very wrong. Joking aside a very watchable enjoyable and can't take your eyes off the screen kind of film.
I have to disagree. This is nothing more than a poorly finished B-movie/video nasty with only the presence of Liam Neeson confusing matters. While he brings a real intense physicality to the role, the fact that he systematically butchers his way through the local ethnic population leaves a sour taste in the mouth. Despite the character's background, he shows no respect for life or the law and nothing will stop him rescuing his daughter from a terrible fate. The strong desire of a father to protect his offspring is understandable to us all, but not twisted to this extent. And if you do watch the film then just ask yourself, who is driving the boat?
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More enjoyable than I was expecting
- Taken review by Phil
So most of the other reviews are on the button. There is a lot of violence that seems un-necessary in order to extract the information but the time scale measured in hours sort of compliments the no-nonsense approach. There were also a couple of well thought out "told you so's" and there is no mistaking that Liam Neeson saved the film. Quite an eye opener on the shadowy world of human trafficking.
Overal much better than I thought it would be considering it was a filler on my list!
If you liked 'Man on Fire' watch this! A similar story, but in my view this is far better. Neeson is brilliant, plenty of action with bits that made me think "This film is cool as...". The length of the film is ideal too, not too long. Would definitely watch it again.
I enjoyed this more than I expected, and found myself really on the edge of my seat at times. We can all pick faults with all the bits that aren't shown like, "What happened to the prostitute he rescued" "Why did he not keep his ex-wife informed about what was happening, and why didn't they come over as well" "What happened to his daughters friend and how about her family" "Do the corrupt french police get their comeuppence" "How come he doesn't get any come back over killing dozens of people". But we can make a list of similar things about every film.
This not meant to be great art or literature, its just good entertainment. It was competently scripted and by and large well acted. At 87 minutes it does not wear out its welcome and is a diverting way to spend an hour or two