‘Taken 3’: Franchise fans will like it, not love it

January 9, 2015 6:32 PM

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A movie review of “Taken 3”: It’s a pretty good actioner with the added kick of Liam Neeson in the familiar role of former CIA agent Bryan Mills, but it suffers from moving the action to L.A. instead of a foreign location. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.

The “Taken” series is one of the more peculiar cinematic delights of the last half dozen years — a guilty pleasure only for guilty and ridiculous fun for everybody else. These movies work if you take them seriously, and they work if you don’t. But appeal is more complicated than that: If you’re laug...

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