Taken 3 Movie Review Tamil Movie Review
By nettv4u.com
Review for the film " Taken 3"
Runtime: 1 Hour 52 Minutes
Certificate: A
Released: 09-01-2015
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
2 / 5.0

CAST & CREW


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  • Producer:
  • Music Director:
  • Nathaniel Mechaly
  • Editor:
  • Audrey Simonaud
  • Nicolas Trembasiewicz
  • Director:
  • Olivier Megaton
  • Movie-Actor:
  • Costume Designer:
  • Olivier Beriot
  • Art Director:
  • Nanci Roberts
  • First Assistant Director:
  • Ludovic Bernard
  • Second Assistant Director:
  • Trent Dempsey
  • Marie Rolindes
  • Kevin Frilet
  • Director of Photography:
  • Eric Kress
  • Line Producer:
  • Michael Mandaville
  • Visual Effects Producer:
  • Simon Descamps
  • Still Photographer:
  • Roger Arpajou
  • Production Company:
  • M6 Films
  • EuropaCorp
  • Production Manager:
  • Henri Deneubourg
  • Distributor:
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • Sound Re-recording Mixer:
  • Dean Humphreys
  • Frederic Dubois
  • Assistant Editor:
  • Sophie Chatin
  • Screenplay Writer:
  • Robert Mark Kamen
  • Luc Besson
  • Grip:
  • Sammy Ray Hill
  • Gaffer:
  • Mohan Valmy
  • Music Editor:
  • David Menke
  • Production Designer:
  • Sébastien Inizan
  • Set Decorator:
  • Linda Spheeris
  • Storyboard Artist:
  • Jonathan Delerue
  • Assistant Props Master:
  • Amanda Ward
  • Casting Associate:
  • Deanna Brigidi
  • Makeup Artist:
  • Frédérique Foglia
  • Ren Rohling
  • Bill Myer
  • Hair Stylist:
  • Frederique Arguello
  • Barbara Dally
  • Post Production Supervisor:
  • Guillaume Parent
  • Special Effects Coordinator:
  • Stan Parks
  • Elia P Popov
  • Special Effects Technician:
  • John Carlucci
  • Bryan Wohlers
  • Lenny Dalrymple
  • Tom Templeman
  • Kenneth Bosse
  • Michael Duenas
  • Stunt Coordinator:
  • Laurent Demianoff
  • Stunt Performer:
  • Boris Martinez
  • Brandy Rodríguez
  • Brian Machleit
  • Cuco Usín
  • Dacio Caballero
  • Doug Coleman
  • Bobby Jordan
  • Stunt Double:
  • Tammie Baird
  • Digital Compositor:
  • Niranjan Siva
  • Gilles Giordan
  • Damien Delrue
  • Visual Effects Artist:
  • Anthony Fung
  • Stephan Guerin
  • _Supporting Actors:
  • Johnny Harvill
  • John Manison
  • Jon Gries
  • Jimmy Palumbo
  • Jimmy Gonzales
  • Dougray Scott
  • Dylan Bruno
  • Erick Wofford
  • Forest Whitaker
  • Francis Dobrisky
  • Fred Galle
  • Gregory Fears
  • Haley Craft
  • Jonny Weston
  • Tony Demil
  • Mikael Buxton
  • Neil Macwan
  • Preston Baker
  • Leland Orser
  • Reuven Avi
  • Robert Bryan Davis
  • Sarunas Jackson
  • Stefanie Kleine
  • Steve Coulter
  • Steve Janousek
  • Katie Mary Garland
  • Sam Spruell
  • Judi Beecher
  • Don Harvey
  • Derrick Worsley
  • Dale Liner
  • Nazareth Dairian
  • Abbey Ferrell
  • Al Sapienza
  • Al Vicente
  • Alan D Purwin
  • Alex Disdier
  • Alex Wraith
  • Andrew Borba
  • Ciaran Charles
  • Christabelle Rose
  • Cedric Cirotteau
  • Catherine Dyer
  • Angie Dillard
  • Andrew Howard
  • Music Label:
  • EuropaCorp
  • Set Dresser:
  • Michael Luce
  • Nelson Hagood
  • R Travis Beck
  • Sound Mixer:
  • Stéphane Bucher
  • Mike Filosa
  • Boom Operator:
  • Jerome Rabu
  • Trevor Stott
  • Key Grip:
  • John T Martin
  • Prop Master:
  • Tristan Girault
  • Assistant Art Director:
  • Dominique Moisan
  • Julie Mons
  • Production Supervisor:
  • Jason Pinardo
  • First Assistant Editor:
  • Akrivi Filippakopoulos
  • Assistant Sound Re-recording Mixer:
  • Francois Heller

The third and final installment of the ' Taken' series is here, directed by Olivier Megaton. It’s an English - French language movie.

Plot: The story starts with Bryan Mills ( Liam Neeson), a former covert operative who visits his daughter Kim ( Maggie Grace) and ex-wife Lenore ( Famke Janssen). It is then that he comes to know about Lenore's troubled relationship with Stuart (Dougray Scott). A twist comes when the very next day Bryan receives a text from Lenore for breakfast, but when he arrives at her place, she is already dead. L.A.P.D. Inspector Frank Dotzler (Forest Whittaker) arrests him, but he manages to escape.

Now Mills wants to find the real killer. He contacts her daughter Kim, and she reveals to him about her pregnancy and that she smells something fishy, as Stuart has hired bodyguards as never before. Many attempts are made to kill Bryan, but he survives each time. Bryan kidnaps Stuart to know the truth, who takes the name of his ex-business partner Oleg Malenkov (Sam Spruell) behind Lenore's killing. But when Bryan is close in killing Oleg, the story offers a twist, when it is learned that actually planner behind this all was Stuart.

He killed Lenore and used Bryan to kill Oleg to get the insurance money. Then, with an action-packed climax, Bryan overpowers Stuart and hands him over to LAPD inspector. The story ends when Kim expresses her desire to name her child after her mother, Lenore.

Analysis: When we watch the sequel of a successful movie, we have high hopes for it. But in 'Taken 3', all the hopes shatter as the earlier installments were much better than this one. Be it plot, direction or screenplay, it lets us down in each department. The box office earnings of the movie were satisfactory, but that was only because of the marketing and it being a sequel of a hit series.

Star Performances: The film survives only because of Liam Neeson as he is the only one who seems to have done justice to his role. His hard work deserves appreciation. The director Olivier Megaton can't be convicted for the failure of this film because the real culprit is the script. Why would someone pay for such a dumb story? And to add to the casualties, no other actor, technical departments have added their contribution.

What's there ????

1. Liam Neeson saves the disaster to an extent by his power packed performance.

2. Some of the stunts, especially by Liam Neeson are impressive.

What's not there ????

1. From a thriller movie, we expect some major twists in the tale which turns the story upside down, but here the film moves on a smooth track throughout.

2. The writers, Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, could have waited a little longer and written something that interests the audiences.

3. The screenplay is below average.

4. The action scenes are also stale.

Verdict: 'Taken 3 ' could be watched by the fans of this franchise but after watching it you'll realize, that it's high time to end this series.