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Taken 3

Taken 3
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Dougray Scott, Sam Spruell and Leland Orser


Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and for brief strong language.
Reviewed by: Dayra  
Release date: January 9, 2015 Released by: Twentieth Century Fox

A little slow to start, but I think that was intentional for viewers who have not seen the previous two films. Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) is consistently protective of his family and searches for the killer of his ex-wife, Lenore (Famke Jansen). The catch is that he is the prime suspect of the murder and must escape the police during his search. His daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) is watched by police around the clock, but despite the constant watching, Mills manages to contact and protect her throughout the film.

The editing during a couple of the scenes was very good, although a much better fit for a horror film. The action scenes were well done, and Liam Neeson's stunts were exceptional. The last ten minutes of the film tied the loose ends and viewer questions together for an average action thriller. I like how they threw in a few comical lines at appropriate times. I would wait until this goes out on DVD for viewing, but would still recommend for a rainy day.

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