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Former CIA agent goes through action hero motions to rescue spoiled girl from human traffickers, but delivers killer speech

Spoiler Alert: This blog is published ahead of the screening on Film4 on Saturday 20 July at 9pm. Do not read if you have not seen the film and don't want to know anything about it.

"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 … " Bryan Mills

Taken grossed almost a quarter of a billion dollars worldwide. Discount all the big franchises that he's been peripherally involved in, like Star Wars and Batman and Narnia, and it's probably the biggest hit of Liam Neeson's career. And, for the life of me, I will never be able to work out why. Taken is an action film starring a celebrated actor in his late 50s who »

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