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Abduction Reviews

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
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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.
September 23, 2011
Whether the fault was haste or cynicism, Abduction feels like a movie designed to ride on the back of Twilight's phenomenal success, with held noses and paycheques all around.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 23, 2011
[Lautner's] not a terrible actor, but if he wants a career after the Twilight fades, he'll pick better films.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 23, 2011
A ridiculously cheesy confection filled with unthrilling thrills, bored-looking adults and a comically overstuffed backstory.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 23, 2011
Twi-Hards shall attend en masse. Adults shall roll their eyes. And on our human comedy shall go.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 23, 2011
"Abduction" is just the third movie John Singleton has directed in the past decade, and it contains neither the passion nor the competence of his two previous genre efforts - "2 Fast 2 Furious" and "Four Brothers."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 23, 2011
Why, for his first theatrical job in six years, is Singleton - who has a busy producing career on the side - directing this? The film has a decent budget (and hints, desperately, at sequels). But a Taylor Lautner teen-spy movie? Really?
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 23, 2011
Actual abduction may be preferable to the movie of the same name, but only if your kidnappers don't torture you by forcing you to watch it.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
September 22, 2011
Filled with laughable dialogue, Abduction goes nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 22, 2011
A haggardly slapdash Bourne Identity knockoff, never rising above the level of basic competence.
September 22, 2011
To give Mr. Lautner his due, he is a martial-arts dervish with perfectly sculptured abs. His acting, however, is another matter.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 22, 2011
Taylor Lautner tries to hold his own in an action thriller too silly to give him much of a chance.
September 22, 2011
It's too early in Lautner's career to judge whether he's going to blossom from box-of-kittens-adorable teen dream to actual actor, but movies as wispy as Abduction aren't going to help him get there.
September 22, 2011
As an action star, Lautner handles himself reasonably well. He has a bit too much of a boy-band singer look to him, but he's likeable and the major deficiency of "Abduction" isn't his. It's the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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