Monday, February 9, 2009

Taken - Movie Review

Taken is a not-badly done thriller that fills up its two hours quite nicely, thank you very much. Liam Neeson plays a former CIA type out to rescue his daughter who was kidnapped while visiting friends in Paris. A possible nod to political correctness makes the bad guys Eastern European - who can argue with that? - but really, it doesn't matter since their role is mainly to be on the receiving end of the punishment Neeson doles out. The action sequences are well done though they suffer from the latest trend of extreme closeups and shaky camera work that makes it hard at times to tell exactly who's doing what to whom. The movie does what it sets out to do with a minimum of fuss and that's saying a lot.

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