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Taken 2 (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  5 October 2012 (USA)
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In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Murad Krasniqi (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Alain Figlarz ...
Car Wash Attendant
Murat Tuncelli ...
Custom Officer Albania
Ali Yildirim ...
Ergun Kuyucu ...
Cengiz Bozkurt ...
Border Guard #1


The retired CIA agent Bryan Mills invites his teenage daughter Kim and his ex-wife Lenore, who has separated from her second husband, to spend a couple of days in Istanbul where he is working. Meanwhile, the patriarch of the community of the Albanian gang of human trafficking, Murad Krasniqi, seeks revenge for the death of his son and organizes another gang to kidnap Bryan and his family. Bryan and Lenore are abducted by the Albanians, but Kim escapes and is the only hope that Bryan has to escape and save Lenore. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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First they took his daughter. Now they're coming for him. See more »


Action | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Taken 2  »

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Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$49,514,769 (USA) (5 October 2012)


$139,852,971 (USA) (15 February 2013)

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[first lines]
Murad: He slaughtered our men, our brothers, our sons. The dead cry out to us for justice. On their souls, I swear to you. The man who took our loved ones from us, the man who has brought us such pain and sorrow, we will find him. We will bring him here. We will not rest until his blood flows into this very ground. We will have our revenge.
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User Reviews

Such a shame
3 October 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I am a big fan of the first taken movie, it not only had professional cinematography but great action, suspense and originality. Now this sequel i am ashamed to say was a money grab by the producers. Now Luc Besson and Robert wrote the original script without being pressured by their superiors to be limited to a marketable plot, unfortunately thats what has happened to Taken 2.

The plot follows Liam Neeson after the events of the original and well its the pretty much an identical situation.

The climax however is the main issue , it's rushed. It just happens and I was left wondering why it just ended so fast.

I cannot say this movie was terrible because it wasn't, it was just a movie that could not even close live up to its predecessor due to lack of depth and originality.

Don't waste your money at the cinemas Wait till its on DVD

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