Taken 2

Theatrical Release: October 5, 2012
Taken 2


Bryan Mills, a retired CIA agent with a particular set of skills, will stop at nothing to save his daughter Kim from Albanian kidnappers. When the father of one of the kidnappers swears revenge, and takes Bryan and his wife hostage during their family vacation in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape, and uses the same advanced level of special forces tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers one by one.

Dove Review

“Taken 2” is a fast-paced action thriller starring Liam Neeson as he reprises the role of Brian Mills, a retired CIA agent. This time around, he and his ex-wife are kidnapped and it is left up to his daughter to help find the pair. With several chase and fight scenes, the action is almost non-stop. There are no plot twists so this is all about the action.

While there is surprisingly little blood, the combat is frequent with many jump scenes bringing the film slightly above our acceptability rating in violence. Unfortunately, there is also a single GD in the film which we consider to be a biblical curse. Due to these elements, we cannot endorse this film as a movie for the family.

Content Description

Sex: Husband/ex-wife kiss; teenage boy/girl make out but are interrupted by parent.
Language: OG/OMG-4; S-3; B-1; For God Sake-1; GD-1
Violence: Car chases involving a great deal of property damage; Man punched and tied up with blood; Man plunges scissors into another's groin; Multiple shootings and killings with a little blood; Many hand to hand combat scenes with necks snapped, blood and deaths; explosions.
Drugs: Mild smoking and drinking
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: 20th Century Fox
Writer: Luc Besson & Robert Mark Kamen
Director: Olivier Megaton
Producer: Luc Besson
Genre: Action
Runtime: 91 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe