Rating: PG-13, for intense sequences of violence and action, and for brief strong language.
If you have seen the previous two Taken films, you pretty much know what you’re in for here: muscular, brutal and implausible PG-13 violence. Once again, Liam Neeson shows off his particular set of skills in the third (and supposedly last) installment in the series. This time, Neeson’s former covert operative is framed for the killing of his ex-wife (Famke Janssen). He must outsmart Los Angeles police, Russian gangsters and various government agencies to prove he’s innocent and protect his daughter (Maggie Grace) from becoming the next victim. Messily edited fistfights, shootouts, chases and crashes ensue. If you love Neeson and insist on seeing everything he’s in — or if you’re dying to know what happens next in the Taken series — I guess you’ll want to catch this. But you’ll probably be just fine if you don’t.