Abduction (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

Abduction (2011)



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

Movie Info

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 Nathan's darkest fears come true: he realizes his parents are not his own and his life is a lie, carefully fabricated to hide something more mysterious and dangerous than he could have ever imagined. Just as he begins to piece together his true identity, Nathan is targeted by a team of trained killers, forcing him on the run with the only person he can trust, his neighbor, Karen (Lily Collins). Every second counts as Nathan and Karen race to evade an army of assassins and federal operatives. But as his opponents close in, Nathan realizes that the only way he'll survive and solve the mystery of his elusive biological father is to stop running and take matters into his own hands. -- (C) Lionsgatemore
Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of intense violence and action, brief language, some sexual content and teen partying)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Shawn Christensen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 17, 2012
Box Office: $27.6M
Lionsgate Films - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Abduction

All Critics (103) | Top Critics (20)

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.

Full Review… | June 22, 2013

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

Full Review… | January 7, 2013
Tribune News Service

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.

Full Review… | October 2, 2012

Card-carrying members of Team Jacob may approve, but Abduction won't help turn Lautner into the action star he clearly aspires to be.

Full Review… | September 24, 2012
We Got This Covered

In the end, we're left with a semi-interesting story that was poorly executed and poorly thought out with a bad lead performance that merely exemplifies the weaknesses of the script.

Full Review… | September 19, 2012

The jury's still out on Lautner's leading man future.

Full Review… | April 6, 2012

Audience Reviews for Abduction


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 is not *that* bad as an actor). This is just a crappy movie with a silly plot.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


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 plight is minimal. Lily Collins is not much better. Quality actors Maria Bello, Jason Isaacs, and Sigourney Weaver are wasted in nothing parts and Alfred Molina seems as bored as you will be.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Some interesting, Hitchcockian twists and turns but overall the acting and less than perfect action sequences make it difficult to watch.

Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

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