Taken

Taken

class film - stonecold

8 Points

Viewer Rating:stonecold has rated Taken rating: 5 Star

how this has only 2 stars is is crazy . it is actually unreal. you have to see this in the cinema. special effects are class. shootouts are unreal. fight scenes are class. this movie has everything you could want. starts off giving us a little background to the story line. neeson plays an ex government agent playing the role of what he calls a protector. he retires so he can become close to his daughter so they can have a father daughter relationship. Bryan is divorced from his wife and was going to lose his daughter because of his job so he retired. bryans daughter kim wants to go touring around europe following U2s europeans tour. because of her dads job she lies to him pretending she is going on vacation to france . because she is underage she needs her fathers signature to leave the country. he reluctantly signs it but on a few conditions one of which is that she calls when they land in paris. when they land in paris the 2 girls meet what thay think is a hot french guy but is actual a spotter for a lithuanian Human trafficking gang. this call however never comes and her dad keeps ringing until he gets through to her. she is talking to him in the bathroom and while on the phone she sees her friend being abducted and then they come looking for her. bryan gets her to hide under the nearest bed and to keep to phone on the ground so he can hear everything and gets her to shout out anything she can see about her abductors. eventually one of her abductors finds the phone and has 2 simple words for bryan "good luck". and so the hunt begins to find his daughter

Review published on the 12 October 2008 18:48

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TERRIBLE MOVIE - AVOID - des McGouran

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