Liam Neeson says he will continue his run of lucrative action movies for "maybe two more years" before possibly returning to dramatic roles. Neeson was once considered one of the world's finest actors after turns in Schindler's List, Kinsey and Michael Collins, however, after the 2008 hit Taken became a surprise monster hit at the box-office, the Irish actor has favoured similar high-on-action low-on-quality roles.

Liam NeesonLiam Neeson says he will quit action movies in two years

"Maybe two more years. If God spares me and I'm healthy," he said in a US interview. "But after that, I'll stop [the action] I think."

Though box-office hits, many of Neeson's action roles - Taken, Non-Stop, A Walk Among the Tombstones - have been the subject of mockery. In the former movie, Neeson plays a man with a "particular set of skills" who fights to save his daughter from sex traffickers.

His new movie, Run All Night, treads similar ground and sees Neeson on a mission to protect his son from a mob boss played by Ed Harris.

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"I'm in a very, career-wise, great place," Neeson said of the movies. "The success of certainly the Taken films, Hollywood seems to see me in a different light. I get sent quite a few action-oriented scripts, which is great. I'm not knocking it. It's very flattering. But there is a limit, of course."

"If I feel audiences saying, 'Come on, he's 62, enough is enough,' I'm very sensitive to that and if I pick up that vibe it will all stop. And I'll start playing dads or grandfathers. But I keep myself pretty fit and my knees are still great. And it's fun."

"Even though he never gets a grip on the over-complicated plot, the director hasn't lost his knack for those elemental qualities that make a good action flick," said the A.V Club's Ignatiy Vishnevetsky of the action flick, which hits on Friday (March 13).

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