Abduction

Abduction

Abduction

Twilight star Taylor Lautner stars in this Bourne-esque man-on-the-run thriller about a young man attempting to uncover his true identity after finding his baby photo on a missing person's website. Also stars Sigourney Weaver (Avatar) and Alfred Molina (An Education).

After finding the photo, with help from his hot neighbour Karen (Lily Collins, The Blind Side), Pittsburgh teenager Nathan (Lautner) confronts the woman he thought was his mum (Maria Bello, A History of Violence). No sooner, suited goons turn up on his doorstep killing both his "parents". Nathan and Karen manage to escape but find themselves on the run from police, government agents and shadowy figures...

2011Rating: M, contains violence and offensive language106 minsUSA
ActionThriller
Director:
John Singleton ('Four Brothers', '2 Fast 2 Furious', 'Boyz n the Hood')
Writer:
Shawn Christensen
Cast:
Taylor LautnerLily CollinsSigourney WeaverMaria BelloAlfred MolinaMichael Nyqvist

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Abduction / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Aside from such dutiful fan service, the film is a haggardly slapdash Bourne Identity knockoff, never rising above the level of basic competence.

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Salon

Salon

Sadly, it's impossible to fake the faintest enthusiasm for this picture, which is a fourth-rate Hollywood thriller that bungles a lot of thievery from better movies, is entirely bereft of suspense or excitement and features a leading man who absolutely, positively cannot act.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

Taylor Lautner can't hold cliche spy flick together with 'Twilight'-bred muscles.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Taylor Lautner tries to hold his own in an action thriller too silly to give him much of a chance.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Director John Singleton offers bits of suspense, but Abduction is less a movie than a piece of engineering, a glumly ludicrous cat-and-mouse blowout designed to win Lautner male fans along with his girl demo.

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E! Online

E! Online

The script, direction, and pretty much everything else feels like Jack Bauer, 24: The Teen Years.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Singleton once radiated ambition and vision. These days, he seems to be aiming for mediocrity at best. Even by those extraordinarily lenient standards, the inessential, perfunctory Abduction falls short.

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