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
Kim runs out of the room in shorts and no shoes, steals a jacket from a locker and then has shoes and long pants. See more »
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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The last shot of the credits states: "The making and legal distribution of this film supported over 14,000 jobs and involved over 600,000 work hours." This is the first movie with such message of Fox campaign to educate consumers on economic impact of film and TV. Later on, other Fox-produced films are featuring this message. See more »
The UK cinema version was cut by the filmmakers after the BBFC informed them a '15' rating would likely be given to the film. Three scenes of violence and threatening scenes were edited and a '12A' rating was then given. See more »
A rather underwhelming action thriller with long extended fight and chase scenes that we've seen before. One fight scene in a courtyard is rather bewildering and seemingly just choreographed to show off pretentious fighting instead of what would really be expected of a rather quick dispatch of single hand to hand combatants by Liam Neeson's supposedly superb fighting skills. Then there's the daughter who somehow becomes a repeated target while Neeson's colleagues at home seem to be just underused bystanders. The triangulation scene of locating hideouts was different, but still not quite completely flawless. The ending had potential but seemed to lose its fascinating impact. This is one of those movies that offers up some possibilities but really began to become struggle to watch for a second time through. In sum, an adequate one-time movie with some thrills but not something to keep around.
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