Pierre Morel

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Review: Taken 2

Retired CIA operative Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) is still trying to remain an active part of the lives of his ex-wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) and his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace).

By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 12, 2012

Review: From Paris With Love

"God, I love the French," bellows the American ambassador to France.
Laced with Gallic bile
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 12, 2010

Lite at the end of the tunnel?

If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 01, 2010

Review: Taken

Pierre Morel's talents as an action cinematographer served him well when he directed District B13.
The stink of producer/co-screenwriter Luc Besson permeates like Roquefort
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 27, 2009

Anti-depressant cinema

The screen offers relief from a world of woe
The screen offers relief from a world of woe
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 29, 2008

Banlieue 13 / District B13

Cinematographer-turned-director Pierre Morel’s breezy assemblage of acrobatics eschews the former’s dark climes in favor of a brightly lit Parisian ghetto, the better to see the amazing action.
Plot is secondary to thrilling stunts
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 31, 2006