The cast is uniformly capable and dead serious, and if you're buying what Luc Besson is selling, he's not short-changing you.
—Roger Ebert Chicago Sun Times
Less magical is the blind adherence to formula evident in most of Taken 2. As they might say in the advertising department, it's an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride. But it could have been much more.
—John Anderson Wallstreet Journal
It's a stupid movie by smart people who aren't smart enough to realize it's stupid.
—Wesley Morris Boston Globe
The premise is looking pretty tired.
—Peter Bradshaw The Guardian
A sequel every bit as clumsy, ham-handed, outlandish and laughable as the original was sleek, tough and efficient.
—Ann Hornaday Washington Post