Pierre Morrel’s ‘ Taken’, is a blend of thrill and suspense. It shows us to what extent parental love can drive a man. A father in search of his kidnapped daughter is ready to encounter any gangster from a world which lives on trafficking in women to save his daughter from the devouring maze.
Mills ( Liam Nesson) is a middle aged cop who longs to reunite with his family, especially his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) who lives near him, yet so far away, with her mother. He is hesitant to allow her to go on a tour to Paris with her friend Amanda. Yet hoping to win his family back, he gives her his assent on the condition that she would call him over the phone as frequently as she can.
It is not long after they reach, that she and her friend kidnapped by an unidentified Albanian group of people who indulge in trafficking in women. Mills has exactly 96 hours to find her, else they would send her out of the country.
Mills is swift, he goes on a cathartic hunt for his daughter. He leaves no stone unturned. The kidnappers are not given time to blink before they configure Mills’ next move. The hunt proceeds stage by stage. Mills realizes that it is not only ruffians but also higher ups involved in the scandal. Soon enough he reaches his target, but is caught by Saint Clair and his cohorts who have sold Kim to another group of brutish traffickers.
Does Mills find Kim eluding Saint Clair’s clutches? Is his age a barrier? Find out by watching the movie.
For those who love thrill and action this is an apt movie. After the many Hollywood romances, the movie symbolizes love of a father. It is 93 minutes of action suspense and spontaneity of a cop in horrifying circumstances