Taken [Extended Cut] [DVD] [2008]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (800 out of 811)

Special Features


  • Includes bothe the theatrical version and extended cut of the film
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Taken
An ex-soldier (Liam Neeson) traveling through Europe embarks on a frantic quest to rescue his daughter (Maggie Grace) after the young girl is abducted by slave traders in District B13 director Pierre Morel's contemporary thriller Taken. Robert Mark Kamen joins the screenwriting team, which also includes Morel and longtime collaborator Luc Besson, who also produces. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Liam Neeson
    Liam Neeson - Bryan Mills
  • Maggie Grace
    Maggie Grace - Kim
  • Famke Janssen
    Famke Janssen - Lenore
  • Leland Orser
    Leland Orser - Sam
  • Jon Gries
    Jon Gries - Casey



Customer rating

4.7
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Taken is an action packed thriller!

    Posted
    reconredneck
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    This is a great piece of action film making, with incredible fight sequences and suspense that will have you jumping out of your seats! Liam Neeson is a natural action star, with a credible performance with some memorable lines that will leave chills down your spine. Liam plays Bryan Mills an ex-CIA operative who is trying to make up lost time with his only daughter Kim. Always at odds with his ex-wife Lenore he is tricked into letting his only child go on a trip to Europe, with a high school girlfriend. Immediately tagged the girls are kidnapped and traded in the s-e-x slave industry of Europe, giving Bryan only 3 days to save his only daughter or lose her forever. To get his daughter back he must fight his way to the Man responsible for abduction of his daughter, leading to some of the most authentic hand to hand combat scenes every filmed. The Video is encoded in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video (2.35:1) ratio. Giving the viewer a clean image, free of artifacts. The Audio is presented in DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround track (48kHz/24-bit), giving the listener a true to life soundtrack which will immerse you in the surrounds. This is a first rate Blu-ray encode with superb visuals and sound, don't hesitate to check this one out! Taken is a winner!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    First is best

    Posted
    eddie60
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    the original "Taken" is the best of the series. 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.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Taken Notice

    Posted
    Slimdwiz

    By this time you should already know the plot without ever seeing the movie.Liam Nesson seems to keep his cool even when his daughter is being kidnapped.I don't know of any father,mother who would be that calm in a situation like that,but he was in the C.I.A. so I guess that's one of the lessons they teach,stay cool under pressure.Maggie Grace plays his daughter and she pretty believable even when kidnapped.His ex-wife played by Famke Janssen is believable as the common pain in the butt he deals with even when talking to his daughter about going to Paris with her friend Amanda.The plot is believable going overseas and being kidnapped and held against your will.But after the movie is over you don't feel like it was that important,watch the ending and tell me if you feel the same way.With that begin said it was a pretty balanced movie with the action and drama,but the ending needed some work.I say rent before you buy,but rent you must.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    "I will find you and I will kill you"

    Posted
    JimG944

    4 of 5 stars for the action movie Taken and shout-out for Liam Neeson in the lead role. Neeson plays a retired spy, Maggie Grace plays Neeson's daughter. The daughter and her girlfriend leave on a trip across Europe against the better judgement of her dad (Neeson). They barely land in Paris when they are kidnapped by slave traders. With few clues, Daddy goes to Paris to recover his daughter. Simple plot idea, extremely well executed (hence my shout-out to Neeson). This is a violent and tough movie; Neeson's body count is around 50 and most with graphic and quick kills. Don't shoot at him, you'll only make him mad! Impressive how he follows from clue to clue. If you don't mind the violence and the graphic underworld plot, it is a great movie. I do recommend it and will watch it again in the future.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great action scenes

    Posted
    Ksquare
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    Love the action and story line. retired CIA field operative attempts to build a closer relationship with his teenage daughter, who lives with her mother, and her wealthy stepfather. While working security at a concert with his fellow former CIA operatives, Bryan saves pop star Sheerah from a knife-wielding assailant. Sheerah, grateful, offers to assess Kim's talent as a singer. Before Bryan tells Kim about Sheerah's offer, she asks her father for his permission to travel to Paris with her friend, Amanda. Bryan initially refuses, but relents after Lenore pressures him. At the airport, Bryan is dismayed to discover the girls are actually following U2 during their European tour, something Lenore knew but kept from him. Got to see the rest.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Film

    Posted
    VelvetHammer

    If you are a human being with a working brain cell you will like Taken! Liam Nieson delivers a great performance and the plot really allows his character and acting to shine. It seems a little slow at first a couple of longer scenes with very minimal dialogue but as stated above once the ball gets rolling it reallys starts a'rollin! There were not a ton of DVD extras but the ones that it has are worth watching. overall i would say that this movie belongs in anyones collection and if you have a Blu-ray Player spend the extra cash because this is just one of those movies you are going to really appreciate having in its highest possilbe video/audio quality.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie! Could watch over and over!

    Posted
    AngryKing

    This is a great movie with a great story. I enjoy how it moves quickly and there's never a dull moment. If you like butt kicking movies, then you'll like this. The acting is solid. Liam Neeson is awesome. The acting that bothered me was the daughter. She was terrible. She was a 20 yr old playing a 16 year old. I didnt buy it and I don't think anyone else did. It was weird. Other than that, it's a great movie. See it. Buy it. Oh, one other bad thing was the video and audio goes out of sync in a couple of scenes. Not a big deal, but for $9.99 I cant complain. Best Buy shipping took almost 2 weeks from the time I ordered. Kind of ridiculous. But at least I got it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Liam Neeson is fantastic

    Posted
    Paperpromisesx3
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    I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you. " The best of the Taken franchise. A true gem. Liam Neeson is one of a kind

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