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'Taken 3': Liam Neeson franchise is due for retirement, reviews say
'Taken 3': Liam Neeson franchise is due for retirement, reviews say

Liam Neeson is back in action in "Taken 3," reprising his role as a former black-ops agent who's settled down as a lethally protective dad. According to film critics, however, neither a plot shakeup nor Neeson's "very particular set of skills" are enough to keep the franchise interesting. The Times' Betsy Sharkey writes, "'Taken 3' is so unintentionally hilarious I couldn't help but wonder — do movie contracts carry a humiliation bonus clause these days? … This time around the dramatics and dialogue are so laugh-out-loud funny that if there is a '4' — despite the promises that '3' is the final...

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