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Taken 3 (2014)

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

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Forest Whitaker (Franck Dotzler) usually plays a political or law enforcement character in other movies. In many of them he has a chess figure with him through out the film. In this case, it was a knight. See more »

Goofs

A police computer displays "BRYAN MILL'S CELLULAR." There should not be an apostrophe before the S in his name. If a possessive is intended, the apostrophe should be after the S. See more »

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Garcia: Excuse me. Have you seen this woman?
Waitress Rancho Cafe: You fellas should get more coordinated.
Smith: Coordinated? What do you mean? Like, color-coordinated?
Waitress Rancho Cafe: No, like, one of your guys was just in here asking the same thing.
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Toes
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Performed by Glass Animals
(c) Beggars Administered by Because Editions
(p) 2014 Wolf Tone Limited
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Not a bad end to a fun trilogy
11 January 2015 | by Arcturus1980See all my reviews

Taken 3 is a step down from Taken 2, itself a lesser film than the original. But that is to be expected and forgiven. The title could be considered an unimaginative misnomer, but it makes marketing sense.

Aside from the part of Stuart (husband to Famke Janssen's Lenore), the casting is consistent. The addition of Forest Whitaker as a smart cop is for me something of a saving grace since Taken 3 offers up absurdities without question. On reflection, however, the plot has enough coherence to do the trilogy justice. Moreover, it is a joy to see Liam Neeson in this role again.

The director Olivier Megaton has an irksome penchant for frenetic, up-close, disorienting action sequences whereby shots are rarely longer than two seconds. He was a little better in this regard for Taken 2, which had the benefit of superior choreography.

Another personal point of contention is the casting of Sam Spruell as the top Russian villain. He has not an imposing physical constitution and quite frankly brings to mind Jim Carrey, who sported the same haircut in the Dumb and Dumber movies. Not at all what I want in a villain.

I generally enjoy the films I see, and this one—notwithstanding the negatives—is no exception. However, I would not recommend it for people who are more stern in matters of taste.


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