#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Seventeen year-old Kim is the pride and joy of her father Bryan Mills. Bryan is a retired agent who left the Central Intelligence Agency to be near Kim in California. Kim lives with her mother Lenore and her wealthy stepfather Stuart. Kim manages to convince her reluctant father to allow her to travel to Paris with her friend Amanda. When the girls arrive in Paris they share a cab with a stranger named Peter, and Amanda lets it slip that they are alone in Paris. Using this information an Albanian gang of human traffickers kidnaps the girls. Kim barely has time to call her father and give him information. Her father gets to speak briefly to one of the kidnappers and he promises to kill the kidnappers if they do not let his daughter go free. The kidnapper wishes him “good luck,” so Bryan Mills travels to Paris to search for his daughter and her friend.
Plot: While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his best years possibly behind him, the job may be more than he can handle.
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Your arrogance offends me.
It is proof positive that you can still have a basic and formulaic genre piece and the multiplex crowd will forgive it the sins of film making. For here we have a revenge thriller that is over reliant on a ream of contrivances? The kind that people scoff at when horror pictures not wanting to be serious get screamed down for?. There is also some pretty poor acting performances on show, the usually reliable Famke Jansen looks lost when asked to show emotion, Maggie Grace needs to go back to acting school, whilst some of the French actors on show give French actors a bad name.
However the true saving grace in the movie, outside of some serious revenge fuelled torture sequences, is Liam Neeson in the lead role of Bryan Mills. Charismatic and believable as a father hell bent on finding the one thing worthwhile that he has in his life, it’s only here that Luc Besson & Robert Mark Kamen’s uneven writing gets any sort of urgency to go with the tidily put together action sequences. Taken is an enjoyable film if taken within the context of its genre, and for sure the subject matter of skin trafficking is a noteworthy plot, but no one can surely deny it doesn’t have a shallow core and honestly isn’t giving anything new to a pretty stagnated formula…
By the by, the thrills ensure popcorn pleasing pleasures and thus it’s rated as such. 7/10
Probably not good enough to have started the Revenge-Renaissance that it somehow did, but still a pretty entertaining time. _Taken_ does hit a lot of clichés though, and I mean, it starts hitting them right away. We’re literally only minutes into the film before we find out that Neeson’s lead character is divorced, and his wife has re-married to a decent, rich provider, but one who’s bookish and could never take him in a fight, and that the present he got for his daughter is for an interest that she no longer has. But once we get into the action proper, it’s pretty great.
_Final rating:★★★ – I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._
Neeson is the vodka of James Bond’s martini
The most thrilling movie I’ve seen in a long time. Neeson is what we would fear if James Bond went to hell and came back for revenge (I doubt big budget Quantum of Solace will top this). I loved Jason Bourne; but where Bourne is confused for half the movie, Neeson is looking down a barrel of a pistol 3/4 of the time. In a three way spy battle, I would put Neeson edging out Bourne, who would be a step ahead of Bond.
Between the jaw-dropping action sequences was the subject matter of international trafficking, which was pretty miserable to watch. Although killing is wrong, death was never more satisfying to watch.
Probably the fastest 93 minutes of my life !
Wow – I had already read reviews of this movie, and with the writer being one of my favourite directors, Luc Besson, I just had to go see this movie as soon as possible…
I was not disappointed… I’m not sure if this was intentional but there were no trailers before the movie, so being thrown strait into the film unexpectedly with people whispering “is this it then ?” only helping build up some initial tension and excitement.
The film starts nicely, but with overtones of spy thrillers like “Day of the Jackal” coming to mind. Neeson seems a bit pityful at the start, but soon overturns that impression with a taste of his handywork after around ten minutes of the thriller.
Then, before you know it, it’s over. 93 minutes, gone in a blur of fighting, fear, chasing and excitement at serious pace. The artwork and direction is nicely done, giving you the feeling of being the one attacking and the chair squirming feeling of being the poor gits who get annihilated in almost every way possible.
It was one of those films that I wanted to applause after the film, I actually clapped about three times, but no-one joined in… too afraid of being the only two people clapping I suppose…
Neeson was great, and I can’t wait to see the movie many more times. I only gave it 9 out of 10, as it was too short ! The film could have been easily stretched to 2 hours in my opinion, with some more development and intimacy with the characters. But I guess this may have not made it so exciting… still, well worth the money to see this in the big screen.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min), 1 hr 33 min (93 min) (unrated)
Genre Action, Thriller
Director Pierre Morel
Writer Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
Actors Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser, Jon Gries
Country France, USA, UK
Awards 2 wins & 2 nominations.
Production Company EuropaCorp, Grive Productions, M6 Films Production
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Genesis HD Camera, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, Digital Factory, Paris, France (digital color timing), Eclair Numérique, Paris, France (digital color grading), Laboratoires Éclair, Paris, France
Film Length 2,584 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218), Video (HD)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), HDCAM SR (1080p/24) (source format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision Premier 2393), D-Cinema