Critical Mass: Are you ready to be 'Taken' for another Liam Neeson ride?

January 9, 2015 9:34 PM

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Critical Mass: Are you ready to be 'Taken' for another Liam Neeson ride?

Former CIA agent Bryan Mills is awfully lucky to possess a very specific set of skills, because bad things keep happening to the people around him. First, his daughter (Maggie Grace) was kidnapped by Albanian sex traffickers in 2008’s Taken. Then, he and his ex-wife (Famke Janssen) fell into the same gang’s vengeful web in 2012’s sequel. With Taken 3, the guy’s horrible luck continues: someone close to him is killed and Mills is the prime suspect. So not only does he have to identify and snap the bones of the real killers, he has to elude the Los Angeles cops (led by Forest Whitaker) who are luke-warm on his trail.

“Tracking the plot of Taken 3 is more difficult than believing that the Mills family has luck this bad,” writes EW‘s Kyle Anderson. “It’d be totally reasonable if Taken 3 was simply about Neeson staying a half-step ahead of Whitaker, but instead there are a series of convoluted double-crosses involv...

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