Taken parents guide


Overall C+

What would you do to save your daughter? Former spy Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) is willing to do anything, even dust off his retired skills and shake-up old contacts after his teen-aged daughter (Maggie Grace) is Taken by a ruthless gang and sold into the sex-trade.

Release date January 30, 2009

Violence D+
Sexual Content C-
Profanity C-
Substance Use C-

Why is Taken rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Taken PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, disturbing thematic material, sexual content, some drug references and language.

Run Time: 89 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Taken rated PG-13? Taken is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of violence, disturbing thematic material, sexual content, some drug references and language.

This film about a father trying to rescue his daughter from the European sex trade features discussions about that topic, along with many scenes of aggressive violence. The protagonist is able to kill with his hands and confronts a variety of enemies that he strangles, stabs, bludgeons, shoots or tortures (one extended scene shows a man tied to a chair through which electricity is applied). Most of the violence is bloodless, however this is a film about vengeance and no regard is given to asking questions before enacting vigilante force. Women are seen, some of them partially clad and drugged, in a prostitution operation. A young woman states her desire of wanting a man to sleep with her. Language includes some mild and moderate profanities, along with scatological expletives and terms of deity. Social drinking is portrayed. Addictive drugs are used to subdue women.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta 14A Violence.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Children, Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Ontario 14A Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Taken is directed by and stars Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Taken movie is May 12, 2009. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Taken

Release Date: 12 May 2009

Taken releases to DVD in widescreen, with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English) and Dolby Digital Surround (French and Spanish). Subtitles are available in English, French and Spanish.

There is also a Blu-ray edition of Taken. Presented in widescreen, the disc offers audio tracks in DTS HD Master Audio (English) and Dolby Digital 5.1 (French and Spanish), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

Both the DVD and Blu-ray versions of Taken provide the following bonus materials:

- Featurettes: Black OPS Field Manual, Le Making Of, Avant Premiere and Inside Action (6 Side by Side Comparisons).

- Audio Commentary: Director Pierre Morel, Cinematographer Michel Abramowicz and Michel Julienne and Writer Robert Mark Kamen.

- Trailers: Wolverine, Street Fighter, 12 Rounds, Notorious and Possession.

- Digital Copy of Taken.

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