Abduction

Abduction

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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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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

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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

press

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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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

press

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

press

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

press

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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John Singleton's ABDUCTION is the type of movie not seen as often nowadays as in the past: the action star vehicle. These films, which seemed to come in an endless supply during the 1980s action star heyday, usually exist for no other reason than to promote their leading man (or occasionally woman) and their often dubious talents. Here, Taylor Lautner steps...

2.0
0

Disappointing quite frankly.

3.0
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I am a teen male who has watched both the Bourne movies and the Twilight movies, and I loved this film deeply. I admired the attention to detail and how there weren't any major plot inconsistencies. It is also refreshing to see this sort of action film do justice to the spec ops culture around it and incorporate a lot of convincing touches. The storyline...

5.0
0

I am your typically teenager and went into the film mainly just to look at Taylor Lautner but instead I spent the whole movie laughing. It is possibly the funniest movie I have ever seen...the dialogue is terrible and the acting is no better and the film really made no sense. I found it hilarious and I'm sure many other teenagers would be caught up in...

3.0
0

quite the teen flick ,but good to watch i enjoy this even Taylor did well

3.0
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If Taylor Lautner is your thing then this is a must see. For those of us not sooo fussed on his looks then it's a pretty sweet action movie, not the best but not bad none the less. Has something for the girls and the guys

3.0
0

This was action packed movie and was very good. I was impressed with Taylor Lautner acting and the other actors were really good too. I would recommend this to anyone who liked the Bourne movies.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Salon

Salon

press

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.

0
New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

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.

0
E! Online

E! Online

press

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

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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.

0

John Singleton's ABDUCTION is the type of movie not seen as often nowadays as in the past: the action star vehicle. These films, which seemed to come in an endless supply during the 1980s action star heyday, usually exist for no other reason than to promote their leading man (or occasionally woman) and their often dubious talents. Here, Taylor Lautner...

2.0
0

Disappointing quite frankly.

3.0
0

I am a teen male who has watched both the Bourne movies and the Twilight movies, and I loved this film deeply. I admired the attention to detail and how there weren't any major plot inconsistencies. It is also refreshing to see this sort of action film do justice to the spec ops culture around it and incorporate a lot of convincing touches. The storyline...

5.0
0

I am your typically teenager and went into the film mainly just to look at Taylor Lautner but instead I spent the whole movie laughing. It is possibly the funniest movie I have ever seen...the dialogue is terrible and the acting is no better and the film really made no sense. I found it hilarious and I'm sure many other teenagers would be caught up in...

3.0
0

quite the teen flick ,but good to watch i enjoy this even Taylor did well

3.0
0

If Taylor Lautner is your thing then this is a must see. For those of us not sooo fussed on his looks then it's a pretty sweet action movie, not the best but not bad none the less. Has something for the girls and the guys

3.0
0

This was action packed movie and was very good. I was impressed with Taylor Lautner acting and the other actors were really good too. I would recommend this to anyone who liked the Bourne movies.

5.0
0