Liam Neeson is forced to deploy his lethal skills once again as Bryan Mills, the ex-CIA specialist who made a gang of sex traffickers very sorry when they took his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) in Paris. But when the father of one of the dead villains seeks his revenge by kidnapping Bryan and his ex-wife (Famke Janssen) in Istanbul, it's Kim who must come to the rescue... before Bryan can convince the bad guys that this eye-for-an-eye stuff is not a good idea. Fasten your seatbelt for a particular set of thrills.
If your family insists on getting kidnapped whenever they go overseas, you're going to need a particular set of skills.
Luckily, as previously demonstrated when his daughter Kim got snatched on a trip to Paris, nobody's skills come more particular than ex-CIA security expert Bryan Mills.
Unfortunately, that's why Bryan and his ex-wife Lenore (Janssen) find themselves beaten, bagged and bound in a part of Istanbul you won't see in many tourist guides.
See, one of the (now deceased) guys who tried to turn Kim into a sex slave was the son of Murad (Rade Serbedzija, here helpfully credited as Sherbedgia), an Albanian mobster with a massive forgiveness deficit.
Thus when Bryan invites Lenore and Kim (Grace, playing 19 but pushing 30) to join him in Turkey for a bit of estranged family bonding, it's a golden opportunity for Murad to get even. He will have his revenge. Oh yes...