Parents' Guide to

Taken 3

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Lots of vigilante violence in lifeless, sludgy sequel.

Movie PG-13 2015 109 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 11+

Taken 3 review

I think this movie is the best one in the Taken trilogy. First cussing really isn't a problem if your kid knows not to. Violence may be a problem. Men are brutally beaten multiple times. One man takes a gun, sticks it in his mouth and fires. Also in the end the Russian boss gets shot multiple times in the stomach.
age 16+

Missing details.

I always check common sense media for reviews on movies we're thinking about watching and the amount of violence/sexual content/language is in the movie. The details say that bad language is infrequent but it doesn't say there are quite a few uses of the 'F' word in the movie.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (20 ):

Neeson appears to have grown comfortable with Bryan Mills, wearing the character like a broken-in old pair of shoes -- but only when he's relating to other humans. When TAKEN 3's action scenes kick in, as they do at an increasing rate, the movie becomes sludge. The movements, angles, and editing turn everything into a jumble, and poor Neeson can't accomplish much of anything.

A nice addition to the series is Oscar-winner Whitaker as wise, clever police detective Franck Dotzler (maybe the next sequel could be about him?). But many of the other cast members appear to be stuck in their roles, as if either unsure of what to do next without giving away the many feeble plot twists, or very simply bored. Olivier Megaton (Taken 2) directs again, and from the movie's flagging energy level, it appears as if he, too, is ready to retire this series.

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