Abduction Reviews

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October 18, 2011
The holes in the film's twist-filled story are often so big you could almost squeeze Lautner's sex appeal through them.
September 30, 2011
Some movies are hard to spoof.
September 29, 2011
Sigourney Weaver? After Avatar, surely she doesn't need the cash?
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.
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.
September 23, 2011
The finale sets up a sequel but if Singleton is on board, I suspect they'll have to pay the supporting cast a mountain of money to make up for the embarrassment of taking part.
September 23, 2011
[Lautner's] not a terrible actor, but if he wants a career after the Twilight fades, he'll pick better films.
September 23, 2011
A ridiculously cheesy confection filled with unthrilling thrills, bored-looking adults and a comically overstuffed backstory.
September 23, 2011
Twi-Hards shall attend en masse. Adults shall roll their eyes. And on our human comedy shall go.
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."
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?
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.
September 22, 2011
Filled with laughable dialogue, Abduction goes nowhere.
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.
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