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Abduction Reviews

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Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
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 | Original Score: D-
Ben Kendrick
October 2, 2012
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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
September 24, 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 | Original Score: 2/10
Jeff Beck
September 19, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Catherine Brown
FILMINK (Australia)
September 21, 2011
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.
Tom Clift
September 21, 2011
A made-by-committee exercise in soulless money-grubbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
September 22, 2011
Taylor Lautner can't carry a movie any more than Abigail Breslin can carry a refrigerator.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Samuel Downing
September 21, 2011
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 | Original Score: 1/5
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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).
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
Clem Bastow
The Vine
September 21, 2011
We may never know if Abduction is satire or misfire, but I spent the entire film wracked by gales of choking laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Miraudo
September 21, 2011
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 | 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
Steve Newall
October 6, 2011
The dude is so wooden it's like watching Pinocchio with abs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!
September 23, 2011
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)
Glenn Dunks
September 21, 2011
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
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 22, 2011
"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 | Original Score: 2/4
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 7, 2013
Never goes far wrong as long as Taylor Lautner's in motion
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
October 15, 2011
At not a single point in this movie is anyone abducted.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Don Groves
September 21, 2011
Bourne leaves no legacy for Singelton's asinine thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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