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Taken 2008

  • February 18, 2008
  • 93 mins
  • English
They took his daughter. He'll take their lives.
While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his best years possibly behind him, the job may be more than he can handle.

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A thrilling movie and Neeson at his best !

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"Io non so chi siete, non so che cosa volete.. se cercate un riscatto sappiate che non possiedo denaro. Però io possiedo delle capacità molto particolari che ho acquisito durante la mia lunga carriera che fanno di me un incubo per gente come voi. Se lasciate andare mia figlia la storia finisce qui, non verrò a cercarvi, non vi darò la caccia. Ma se non lo farete, io vi cercherò, io vi troverò e vi ucciderò."

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Not a bad but neither a great movie. I cannot shake the feeling that it was (heavily) influenced by Eli Roth's "Hostel": while there is a lot less horror and more action, the gist is quiet similar. A brutal gang of eastern-Europeans kidnap young girls and offer them as sex / torture slaves to whoever is wealthy enough to buy them. Entertaining but for sure not a "must-see".

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