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Movie Details

Title:   Taken
Director:   Pierre Morel
Year:   2008
Genre:   Vigilante
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.18.09

Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- District 13

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
09.18.09Netflix I heard this was good... had no clue it was co-written by Luc Besson. The story is pretty simple: stupid american teen girls get abducted into sex slavery but oops, one of the girls' daddy is a retired certified badass even though he has a giraffe neck and gigantic Irish nose. Yep, Liam Neeson is a bit of an odd choice for this movie but for me he makes the film unique. If this was Jason Statham or some other action guy, it'd be a pretty familiar bourne-ultimatum-meets-commando flick. Instead, it's kind of interesting to watch him kick ass via quick cuts and sound effects. In case I'm sounding like I didn't like it... i did. It wasn't the most memorable movie ever but it certainly gets in, does its job competently, then gets out. Can't ask much more than that.
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