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Taken 3 (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 9 January 2015 (USA)
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Ex-government operative Bryan Mills is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed. As he is tracked and pursued, Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.

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Olivier Megaton (as Olivier Mégaton)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Bryan Mills
Forest Whitaker ... Franck Dotzler
Famke Janssen ... Lenore St. John
Maggie Grace ... Kim Mills
Dougray Scott ... Stuart St. John
Sam Spruell ... Oleg Malankov
Don Harvey ... Garcia
Dylan Bruno ... Smith
Leland Orser ... Sam (Gilroy)
David Warshofsky ... Bernie (Harris)
Jon Gries ... (Mark) Casey
Jonny Weston ... Jimy
Andrew Borba ... Clarence
Judi Beecher ... Claire
Andrew Howard ... Maxim
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Storyline

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

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This time, they come for him. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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France | USA | Spain

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

9 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Búsqueda implacable 3 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,201,657, 9 January 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$89,256,424, 28 May 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$325,771,424, 28 May 2015
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EuropaCorp,M6 Films,Canal+ See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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When St. John is telling Mills about Oleg Malinkov, he states Malinkov was in the Russian army when they invaded Afghanistan. Sam Spruell, who plays Malinkov, was in reality almost three years old when that occurred. He was born in January, 1977, and the invasion of Afghanistan occurred in December, 1979. See more »

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(at around 32 mins) Not only are the signs incorrectly spelled "Departement" but also on the video display behind the lead officer. See more »

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Oleg Malankov: We are fucked by the same man.
Bryan Mills: What are you talking about?
Oleg Malankov: Stuart St. John. First, he gets me to kill your wife, then you. And when that doesn't work, he pushes you to kill me, no? Either way, he wins. Your wife... was just part of a business deal, like many before her. It is my turn to lose the game. Finish me! Finish me. I deserve it.
Bryan Mills: Yes... You do.
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Even Liam Neeson could not save this one....
21 January 2015 | by Thomas WestSee all my reviews

Taken 3: Liam Neeson is the king of action movies. He is the ultimate badass. Every action movie I have seen with Liam Neeson, I have enjoyed. Every single film... except Taken 3. Liam Neeson tried but ultimately the movie was terrible. The film suffers from a near non- existent plot that thinks a lot of car chases and explosions is enough to make this movie passable- it was not.

Not often in an action movie do I find myself getting bored, but it happened here. During one of the unmemorable scenes of the car chase, I found myself wondering what Liam Neeson's character Bryan Mills is trying to accomplish here. The answers was nothing. I thought long and hard about it throughout the film and came to the conclusion there was no actual point to the chase. It added nothing to the plot and Bryan Mills could have easily gotten rid of the cops before they even hand-cuffed him because of his "very special set of skills" which he exhibited numerous times throughout the film. Hollywood should know that, although Liam Neeson is awesome in every way, he is not a substitute for a well- throughout plot.

The script was even worse. The dialogue throughout the movie was terrible. None of the lines added any depth to the characters. We already knew the returning characters but the new characters could have been horrendously murdered and the audience wouldn't have really cared because the director didn't give any depth to them. Worst of all Forest Whitaker's character Detective Franck Dotzler was said to be smart numerous times, but the grand conclusion he makes at the end of the film is something the audience figured out in ten seconds. I don't want to give away the big surprise but it has to do with "very tasty bagels."

I honestly felt bad for Liam Neeson during this movie. His acting was as good as it could be, but the script and plot were terrible. He had to carry the movie from the very second it started. I know he had a contract to do the film, but I would have demanded a rewrite if I was him because it was about a thousand times worse than the original Taken. Again, Liam Neeson was still incredible as always and only because of him, watching the movie was not a total waste of time.

This movie might be an entertaining movie to watch on DVD or video on demand. That is a big might though. I do not recommend you see this movie in theaters and you should only watch it if you are having a really boring Sunday afternoon.

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