100. Taken (2008)

8.6 Consistently Thrilling
  • Acting 8.7
  • Directing 8.5
  • Story 8.7
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Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen

Director: Pierre Morel

Running Time: 93 mins

Taken is a French film about an ex-CIA agent who has to fight evil Albanian villains in France who have kidnapped his daughter and her friend from their hotel when on holiday, and he must find her before she is sold in a human trafficking program.

What a film to celebrate the milestone of 100 films! We’re only 86 days into 2013, so we’re well on our way to reaching the magic target of 400 films this year.

Anyway, I enjoyed this film tremendously. I found that it had an absolutely thrilling storyline, and every action sequence was filled with total excitement and suspense, which I loved to see.

Initially, I found the taking of the daughter quite harrowing, as well as some more gruesome scenes later on in the film, however I was kept on the edge of my seat throughout the entire movie, in awe of how cool Liam Neeson’s character was, and how exciting the whole story was.

Overall, I’ll give this film an 8.6 because it had an absolutely brilliant storyline, the action was unbelievably exciting, and it was tension-packed throughout, not at all predictable, and it also has one of the coolest movie speeches ever: “I will find you, and I will kill you.”


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The Mad Movie Man, AKA Anthony Cullen, writes articles and reviews about movies and the world of cinema. Since January 1st, 2013, he has watched and reviewed a movie every day. This is the blog dedicated to the project: www.madmovieman.com