Abduction Reviews

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September 27, 2011
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.
September 26, 2011
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.
September 25, 2011
A blockhead espionage thriller from director-for-hire John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood).
September 25, 2011
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.
September 23, 2011
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.
September 23, 2011
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.
February 8, 2019
It is an entertaining thriller that lets Lautner show he looks good as a young action hero, and as such, it accomplishes its mission.
December 1, 2018
Astute viewers will find themselves unhappily wondering what the point is of hiring great, experienced actors like Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello, Alfred Molina and Jason Isaacs, only to then award them such a diminutive screen time.
November 13, 2018
Unfortunately, there are many, many more reasons to skip it, the overriding reason being the leading man, Taylor Lautner-a hunky Neanderthal with the acting range of a dial tone.
October 31, 2018
A film that's not only brain-dead, but also treats the audience as if it's equally as stupid. It shows as much contempt for its characters as it does for its viewers.
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