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Fairly brutal it has to be said!,
This review is from: Taken (Extended Harder Cut) [DVD]  (DVD)
Just watched this with my dad. An avid hater of American action movies, and even he was taken by suprise at how good this movie is.
Allot of action movies these days dispenses with the proper feelings and emotions behind revenge and true hatred.
But hell, this one doesnt. In a movie that casts Liam Neeson brilliantly in the lead role of a father hell-bent on finding his daughter, and killing (not bringing those responsible to justice such as other movies these days) the people responsable for his daughters kidnapping, attempted drug grooming and passing into prositution.
This in my opinion, is one of only a few good movies that addresses a persons natural reactions and feelings should something happen to their family. Check out Charles Bronson's 'Death Wish', Jodie Foster's 'The Brave One' and Denzel Washington's 'Man on Fire' as well as this for a accurate depiction of a man or womans true rage if their loved one has been harmed.
As action movies go, this one has it all. It has a couple of good car chase scenes. A combination of brilliant fight scenes, as well as what can be described as a couple of brutal interigations and murders by the lead.
Neeson as i said was brilliant, and my only small gripe is at Famke Janssen who i have liked in other films, but i must admit i found a bit anoying in her small role in this one.
I would definately suggest this movie for someone looking to add to their collection. It is well worthy of a 5 out of 5 considering the trype being released these days! I couldn't bring myself to give it a 4. It just scrapes a 5... Enjoy!
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Initial post: 16 Apr 2011 11:38:38 BDT
Agree with your comments re: Famke Janssen - she now only seems to play the kind of glamourous size 10 "moms" you only ever see in Hollywood movies...
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 02:17:04 BDT
Mr. T. Evans says:
Ironic thing is Taken 2 isn't as good as the first. But Famke's performance is better in the 2nd then the 1st.
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