BULLSEYE OR MISFIRE: Taken 3 Reviews

By Drax Largo on January 9th, 2015

Critic Review for Taken 3

via Rotten Tomatoes

Be warned, sequel fanboys: This thing sucks! At 62, Neeson still has a glare that means badass. Nothing else makes a damn lick of sense. The only thing getting taken is the audience.

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Rolling Stone
 

“Taken 3″ is so unintentionally hilarious I couldn’t help but wonder – do movie contracts carry a humiliation bonus clause these days?

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Los Angeles Times
 

All kinds of problems are forgivable in a movie like this if the finished product is exciting. That doesn’t happen here.

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Arizona Republic
 

If you love the other “Taken” movies, you will like this. But if you’re determined to love it, you’ll have to talk yourself into it – and even then, it might not work.

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San Francisco Chronicle
 

It’s the weakest of the trilogy, but Taken 3 kicks just hard enough to survive another day.

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Entertainment Weekly
 

Because Mills’ hyper-competence never seems exciting, it instead becomes giggle-inducing.

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This is a movie as its own death wish. To call it cheap, lazy, and perfunctory grants it a dignity that implies there was another path it could have taken.

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Flick Filosopher
 

Taken 3 makes Taken 2 look like Taken.

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CraveOnline
 

…it’s the audience’s time and money that gets snatched, and not even Bryan Mills, with all his special skills, can stop that from happening.

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The Playlist
 

Neeson’s charisma, Whitaker’s gravitas, and a few smart action choices supplying action junkies with enough vitamins to live another day.

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IGN Movies
 

The premise is pretty much the same: Mess with Neeson’s loved ones and you will die.

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Toronto Sun
 

This time around, the only thing getting taken is your money.

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ComingSoon.net
 

Megaton brings a cheese-grater approach to the editing of the action scenes, flitting from one angle to the next with no apparent concern for the effectiveness of any of them.

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The Dissolve
 

Starting with the unimaginative (and, as it happens, incorrect) title, “Taken 3,” directed by Oliver Megaton, is both lazy and tremendously overwrought.

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RogerEbert.com
 

This time, it’s the audience that gets… TAKEN.

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Film Racket
 

Taken with no one taken? That would be like The Exorcist with no exorcist. Cabin in the Woods with no cabin in the woods. Nightmare on Elm Street with no nightmares.

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BET.com
 

With his quirks and thoughtful manner, Whitaker seems to be in a different movie. Neeson knows better, just going through the motions and spouting the idiotic dialogue that Besson and Kamen cooked up in English and Russian.

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