Rent Taken (2008)

3.7 of 5 from 1092 ratings
1h 29min
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Synopsis:
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
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , Mathieu Busson
Directors:
Writers:
Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/02/2009
Run Time:
89 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Making Of
  • Avant Premiere
  • Six Indie Action: Side By Side Comparisons Segments
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/02/2009
Run Time:
89 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Making Of
  • Avant Premiere
  • Six Indie Action: Side By Side Comparisons
  • Real Time Mission Intelligence – Bonus View

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Reviews (13) of Taken

Excellent Film - Better than you could expect. - Taken review by CP Customer

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21/02/2009

These reviews do not do justice to a superb and intelligent thriller by a director whose time has now arrived (Pierre Morel).

This is a well crafted story. At 87 minutes it doesn't keep you longer than necessary. It is exciting yet at the same time intelligent. I highly recommend it.

3 out of 6 members found this review helpful.

Great movie - Taken review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
01/02/2009

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.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Far from great - Taken review by CP Customer

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19/02/2009

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?

1 out of 8 members found this review helpful.

Stereotypical views of rest of world from US point of view - Taken review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
07/09/2010

SPOILER ALERT

If you like car chases, a high body count, and all-action heroes, then this is a film for you. It made me angry and despairing. Neeson's character is, as said above, a former special agent. When his estranged daughter wants to go to Paris for the summer with a friend, overprotective dad says "I'm not having her put at risk", However, Mum wins, the daughter goes, and needless to say is kidnapped almost straight away by an Albanian gang, who run a human trafficking operation. After a hundred or so deaths and chases, Neeson rescues his drugged-up daughter just as she's being given to an Arab Sheikh as a a special prize, a beautiful virgin. He brings her back to nice, safe America, which the film implies that she should never have left in the first place. Then he encourages her in her ambition to be a singer, by introducing her to a pop Diva that he happened to meet on a personal security job just before the shenanigans started. Estranged wife and new husband are very grateful to him, but it the reactions of the parents of the daughter's friend, the naughty blonde who is now presumed dead, are not recorded. However, she was obviously a bit of a troublemaker / slapper, so it doesn't matter. If you like all Albanians to be portrayed as crooks, and Arabs as corrupt, and girls as naive victims, and American males as superheroes, watch on. Otherwise, you may prefer to spend your credits on something else

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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