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Abduction Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

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 Source: Deadspin | Original Score: D-

June 22, 2013
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant

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 Source: ScreenRant | Original Score: 1.5/5

October 2, 2012
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered

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 Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 2/10

September 24, 2012
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

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 Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 2/4

September 19, 2012
Catherine Brown
FILMINK (Australia)

Singleton is poorly equipped to handle teenage angst, a fact made far worse by cringe-worthy dialogue and a wooden leading man who proves that he has not yet developed the skills required to carry a film.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

September 21, 2011
Tom Clift
Moviedex

A made-by-committee exercise in soulless money-grubbing.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 2/5

September 21, 2011
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine

Taylor Lautner can't carry a movie any more than Abigail Breslin can carry a refrigerator.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

September 22, 2011
Samuel Downing
MovieFIX

Two reasons not to go see Abduction: first, every screening is guaranteed to be jam-packed with rabid girls squealing every time its star, Twilight's Taylor Lautner is on screen. Second: it's just not a good movie.

Full Review Source: MovieFIX | Original Score: 1/5

September 21, 2011
Benjamin Mercer
Village Voice
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A blockhead espionage thriller from director-for-hire John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood).

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 25, 2011
Shaun Munro
What Culture

Yet another embarrassing squandering of John Singleton's talent, and proof that Taylor Lautner isn't ready to carry a film on his broad shoulders.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 2/5

September 29, 2011
Clem Bastow
The Vine

We may never know if Abduction is satire or misfire, but I spent the entire film wracked by gales of choking laughter.

Full Review Source: The Vine | Original Score: 2/5

September 21, 2011
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

Last I checked, tweenage girls weren't too keen on this genre, and the boys who normally would be a fan will likely be disappointed by [Abduction's] bloodless, stagnant lameness.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 2/5

September 21, 2011
Tim Martain
The Mercury

Abduction is a brilliant action/thriller spoof that had me laughing from start to finish. Unfortunately, it is supposed to be an action/thriller.

Full Review Source: The Mercury | Original Score: 0/5

September 29, 2011
Steve Newall
Flicks.co.nz

The dude is so wooden it's like watching Pinocchio with abs.

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 2/5

October 6, 2011
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!

The movie travels down a bumpy road full of plot holes and left-turn logic that will have many in the audience chuckling at the idiocy of the various characters and situations. (Movie Review for Parents also available)

Full Review Source: Screen It!

September 23, 2011
Glenn Dunks
Trespass

Lautner isn't much of an actor and behind his face is a brain ticking away at one kilometre per hour with the repetitive long-held close-ups of his face yielding no more emotional insights than the equally long close-ups of his stomach

Full Review Source: Trespass

September 21, 2011
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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"Abduction" falls in the same corner of the youth market as the "Twilight" movies. Some moments and many lines feel cribbed from that series.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/4

September 22, 2011
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 2/4

January 7, 2013
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire

At not a single point in this movie is anyone abducted.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 1/5

October 15, 2011
Don Groves
sbs.com.au

Bourne leaves no legacy for Singelton's asinine thriller.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 21, 2011
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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