10 Very Particular Thoughts About Liam Neeson's 'Taken' Speech
The thriller gave us the greatest 40-second action-movie monologue of the 2000s, and maybe ever.
The 2009 action spectacular Taken didn't just kickstart a new phase of Liam Neeson's career. The movie also gave us a speech that we all now pretty much agree is the greatest 40-second action-movie monologue of the 2000s, and possibly of all time. If you're like me, you've watched this clip of Bryan Mills' phone call with a man who has kidnapped his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace), roughly 500 times since the movie came out on January 30, 2009, and you've almost certainly heard its most famous line misquoted every other week by various middle-managers in your office. So I'd like to honor the legendary scene's anniversary by revisiting this unforgettable cinematic moment in the full context it deserves. Here are the 10 things that came to mind as I rewatched Taken today.