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  • Summary: Abduction is a thriller that focuses on a youth who discovers the parents who raised him aren't his real folks, a revelation that triggers events and leaves him running for his life.(Lionsgate)
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 20
  2. Negative: 12 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Sep 22, 2011
    55
    As Nathan, the teenage hero of Abduction, Lautner shows he's handy with stunts, many of which he clearly and impressively performs himself, and good with a fight scene. But when it comes to exchanges of dialogue, displays of emotion or just standing around, he's stiff and manifestly uncomfortable.
  2. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    Sep 22, 2011
    50
    Aside from such dutiful fan service, the film is a haggardly slapdash "Bourne Identity" knockoff, never rising above the level of basic competence.
  3. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Sep 22, 2011
    50
    Abduction puts Lautner in motion and never goes very far wrong as long as he remains in motion.
  4. Reviewed by: Benjamin Mercer
    Sep 24, 2011
    30
    A blockhead espionage thriller from director-for-hire John Singleton.
  5. Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    Sep 24, 2011
    25
    Abduction is a crass and lowbrow attempt to cash in on a young actor's heat - an exploitation picture where the person being taken advantage of is too young to notice.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Sep 24, 2011
    20
    A ridiculously cheesy confection filled with unthrilling thrills, bored-looking adults and a comically overstuffed backstory.
  7. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Sep 24, 2011
    10
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 52
  2. Negative: 26 out of 52
  1. Sep 27, 2011
    10
    Everyone who says this movie wasn't good is just BITTER and CYNICAL! I am a 29 year old woman, and my husband and I BOTH liked this movie a lot. It was entertaining and definitely worth the money to see it. In our opinion, Taylor did a great job. Keep these movies coming! We want a sequel! Expand
  2. Oct 4, 2011
    10
    This movie deserves at least a 7/10 I'm giving it a 10 because everyone is insulting for some stupid reason!!! Sure it was far from perfect but the ratings are just mean. Expand
  3. Nov 4, 2011
    8
    I Do Have To Say This Is Another Copcat Movie... But Taylor's Acting Is Verry Good Even Better Than Mat's... Altohugh Some Scenes In This Movie Arent Great... It Makes Up For It In Acting... Taylor Great Job! I Think This Movie Does Not Deserve All The Critical Comments About Taylor...
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  4. Nov 11, 2013
    4
    You know what's the best thing about this movie? The title. "Abduction" is a total failure to live up to its intense-sounding title. The dialogue is silly and laughable, the acting is generally terrible, and not even Taylor Lautner can save this disaster. Expand
  5. Feb 27, 2013
    2
    For what it's worth, I was actually pretty entertained by this movie, flaws and all. The acting is pretty bad; Taylor Lautner is horrible, but is not just him that is bad, there are some very capable actors here that do not deliver. The fault is not on them entirely because the script is bad as well, there is some atrocious dialogue in this film. The main problem with Abduction though is the plot. There are gaping plot holes in the narrative that just leaves way too much up in the air; by the end of the movie you still won't have any clue who any of the players are, whether they were good/bad, or what their motives were. This makes for a film that has some decent action sequences that entertain, but a story that frankly makes zero logical sense. Expand
  6. May 13, 2012
    1
    one of the worst movies I ever seen in my life. Worst acting cast and directing. DO not see this movie it is so horrible. The storyline is horrible. It feel like they wrote this script in one hour . WIthout thinking . I knew It was going to be horrible by the beginning. Expand
  7. Oct 7, 2011
    0
    Not very much to say, it's almost not a movie. Despite the presence of truly good actors as Sigourney Weaver, Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs (only here for the money. I don't see other reason), it is simply boring. Taylor Lautner is the worst in the film so far (it's a kind of exceptionnal performance). Expand

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