Liam Neeson is Bryan Mills, a former CIA “preventer” who reluctantly lets his teenaged daughter visit Paris. Kim is abducted by an Albanian prostitution ring and he sets out to rescue her. Non-stop mayhem and action ensue.
Taken works fairly effectively as an action movie in the Bourne mode. The plot moves fast enough that you don’t have time to reflect upon the gaping holes or the improbable effectiveness and invincibility of Mills.
Neeson carries the movie, convincing as the pissed-off hardass who’ll go to any lengths to find his daughter.