May 14, 2009 1:38 AM
You know the drill: Post-work and you're fighting with your man over what to watch. He wants action. You want sap. You both want to stop bickering and zone out already. May we solve your Thursday night fight by suggesting Taken? ($16) This killer flick stars Liam Nesson, who has given up a successful career as a spy to bond with his (semi-estranged) teenage daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace). Things turn sour, however, when, on a trip to Paris, Nesson's little girl is kidnapped by slave trade operators. Moments before being taken, Kim manages to call her father and give him the hints he needs to begin 96 hours of sheer terror and torment in search of her—for the viewer as much as for the characters involved. Gripping, haunting and totally worthy of both your attention tonight.