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At a glance: ‘Taken’

A former spy (Liam Neeson) relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter (Maggie Grace), who has been forced into the slave trade.

Running time/rating: 1:34; rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, disturbing thematic material, sexual content, drug references, language.

What they’re saying: “The alarming joy is that Neeson is grippingly believable as a retired U.S. government secret agent whose teenage daughter is kidnapped by an utterly absurd plot.” – James Christopher, The Times of London