Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Taken 3 is star Liam Neeson's "threequel" to the successful Taken and Taken 2. The violence is mainly bloodless, but there's a lot of it, including tons of shooting, fighting, guns, chasing, smashing cars, and explosions, plus some torture and war flashbacks. Main characters die, violence against women is shown, and a character being held at gunpoint grabs the gun, pushes it into mouth, and pulls the trigger. Language is infrequent, with a few uses of "s--t," "a--hole," "goddamn," etc. Kissing is shown, including a woman who kisses her ex-husband while she's still married to someone else. (She tells him she "fantasizes about us.") A man is shown with two bikini-clad women in a tub, and champagne and cigars are on display.
Kissing, including a woman who kisses her ex-husband even though she's still married to someone else. She says she "fantasizes about us." "Screwing" is mentioned. A gangster is shown in a bathtub with two bikini-clad women. A man is shown in underwear. A young woman is pregnant; a pregnancy test is shown.
Violence is mostly bloodless but nearly constant. Shooting, fighting, chasing in cars, explosions, and deaths. A main character dies. Kidnapping. A fight in a liquor store with breaking bottles. Beating with rifles. A man held at gunpoint grabs the gun, pushes it into his own mouth, and pulls the trigger. A man is tortured via waterboarding. Brief flashback to war, with shooting and throat-slicing. A man smacks a young woman in the face. Some minor bruises, cuts shown.
Infrequent language includes a few uses of "s--t." Also "a--hole," "goddamn," "jerk," "screwing," "scumbag," and it appears as if a use of "f--king" was dubbed over with "screwing" (the character's lips don't match the audio).
The hero is a supreme problem-solver who uses his head and the resources at his disposal. But he lives in a world where bad things continue to happen and violence is usually the only solution. The movie presents vigilantism as justified.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Characters briefly smoke cigars. Gangsters are shown with nearby glasses of champagne. An unopened bottle of champagne is shown. Bad guys say, "Let's go get drunk."