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Abduction Reviews

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Liverpool Echo
September 30, 2011
The film has turbo-charged chases and fight sequences but the script is littered with unintentionally hilarious interludes and some excruciating dialogue.
Grant Rollings
The Sun (UK)
September 29, 2011
It left me wishing the scriptwriters had been kidnapped and told they would not be released until they came up with more than one original idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Martain
The Mercury
September 29, 2011
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 | Original Score: 0/5
Catherine Shoard
Guardian
September 29, 2011
Sigourney Weaver? After Avatar, surely she doesn't need the cash?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
September 29, 2011
A serviceable if familiar premise is executed without thrills and excitement while Lautner doesn't have the necessary edge or charisma to carry the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
September 29, 2011
When Taylor Lautner is the least of a movie's problems, be afraid.
| Original Score: 1/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
September 29, 2011
Taylor Lautner gets his first solo vehicle - but the wheels come off pretty quickly thanks to a clunky script, cack-handed direction and, sadly, Lautner's inadequacy as an actor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
September 29, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 28, 2011
...an almost-passable thriller that would've benefited from a much shorter running time...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ben Lee
Digital Spy
September 28, 2011
Lautner will likely get more chances to shine, but this is not his finest moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
September 28, 2011
Taylor Lautner plays characters with mysterious origins and makes them boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
September 28, 2011
[A] sleek-looking but mechanically dodgy vehicle...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
September 28, 2011
The reveal is so mind-numbingly stupid that it stops the film in its tracks and it gets progressively worse from that point onwards.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ellen E Jones
Total Film
September 28, 2011
Agent Cody Banks meets post-shark jump 24, with what appears to be an 8-year-old Soviet body builder in the lead role.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 27, 2011
There's a brief window... during which Abduction is good enough, which is obviously not the same as "good", but any port in a storm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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David Jenkins
Time Out
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
September 27, 2011
Taylor Lautner and Lily Collins are not ready for prime time and not ready to carry a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Tom Russo
Boston Globe
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
September 25, 2011
Filled with dialogue that hits the floor like syrup on a wet sponge, and chase scenes that barely register a pulse, "Abduction" is a less than disposable action thriller; it's pre-disposable.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Benjamin Mercer
Village Voice
September 25, 2011
A blockhead espionage thriller from director-for-hire John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood).
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