Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose long awaited reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his "particular set of skills," to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now - his daughter.Written by
20th Century Fox
In the original Taken (2008), Bryan Mills tells the kidnappers on the phone exactly what he will do and what the kidnappers are up against to which they reply "Good luck." In Taken 3 (2014), in an interesting role-reversal, Franck Dotzler tells Bryan exactly what he will do and what Bryan is up against to which Bryan replies, "Good luck." See more »
When the Porsche is shown approaching the Santa Monica airport, the surrounding area is a desert. Santa Monica's airport is in a heavily urban area. See more »
[on phone call to Kim]
I have something to tell you.
Dad? Dad, what's wrong?
Something terrible has happened. And I want you to hear it from me first. Your mom... she's dead. Someone murdered her in my apartment. It looks like I did it. I don't know why. I don't know who. But I'm going to find out. Listen carefully, Kim. No matter what anyone says, don't trust them.
You hear? I'll find a way to contact you.
Try to be strong.
I love you.
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Home video releases feature both the theatrical cut and an extended unrated version. See more »
Darlin' Take Me Back
Written by Guy Edward Fletcher
KPM Music / K Music See more »
"It ends here" is good advice
In the beginning, former special forces expert Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) found that his daughter was taken in Paris while, in the sequel, he himself was taken in Istanbul. Clearly Neeson took a bit of persuading to play the role a third time, but it would appear that three factors persuaded him: first, he didn't want to do any travelling this time (so all the shooting -in both senses of the word - is in the overly-familiar Los Angeles where he goes "down the rabbit hole"); second, apparently he didn't think anyone should be taken this time (and the writers obeyed the injunction until near the end when they just couldn't resist any more); and third, he wanted the money.
This is a movie which divides the critics and the public: the former have been very condescending about it but the later enjoy Mills using his special skills again and again (and you can't really blame them). The bad guys here are (mostly) Russians who have terrible accents and awful clothes (especially underwear), but it is always a pleasure to see Forest Whitaker (an intelligent member of the LAPD who knows the significance of a warm bagel). The tag line in the advertisements for "Taken 3" is "It ends here" and I think that would be a sensible decision (although I wouldn't guarantee it).
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