Abduction (2011)

For as long as he can remember, Nathan Harper (Taylor Lautner) has had the uneasy feeling that he's living someone else's life. When he stumbles upon an image of himself as a little boy on a missing persons website, all of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 23, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 17, 2012
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Critic Score: 4% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A soulless and incompetent action/thriller not even a veteran lead actor could save, let alone Taylor Lautner.

David Jenkins
Time Out

While the ultra-banal dialogue draws the occasional titter, the action scenes are tame and it's rife with plot holes that you could navigate a burning blimp through.

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James Berardinelli

Perhaps the only way to approach Abduction that will not result in a 105-minute boredom-induced coma is to think of it as a comedy, preferably with a drinking game attached.

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Will Leitch

By the end of "Abduction," it's even becoming difficult for supporting actors like Sigourney Weaver and Alfred Molina to keep from laughing at the lunacy unfolding.

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

The movie is a more objective opportunity to assess Lautner's potential as a general-purpose action hero once his emo-goth run wraps. You might not want to go betting on that one.

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Nathan Rabin
AV 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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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Never goes far wrong as long as Taylor Lautner's in motion

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Benjamin Mercer
Village Voice

A blockhead espionage thriller from director-for-hire John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood).

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Andrew O'Hehir

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.

Ben Kendrick

Lautner fans will enjoy five separate occasions where the star takes off his shirt but, for fans of worthwhile trips to the theater, Abduction is hard to recommend.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
May not be the stupidest movie I ever saw, but got to be coming close. No wonder Taylor does not seem to get decent roles! (By the way, I am not a fan, but he… More
Dean King
A very average action/thriller, more of a teenage Bourne identity. It obviously had plenty of money to be spent on it, but from the very experienced cast none… More
jay nixon
A dumb thriller with a foolish script. Taylor Lautner has one expression, dazed confusion, no matter what kind of danger he's in so involvement in his… More
Japes .
For the record Taylor lautner didn't make this movie suck. The movie would suck no matter who was the main character. The writer and director especially… More
Sophie Burgess
Some interesting, Hitchcockian twists and turns but overall the acting and less than perfect action sequences make it difficult to watch.
Candy Rose
It's like a young Bourne Identity. Teenager discovers his parents aren't his real parents. He doesn't know who to trust.