Abduction Reviews

  • [Lautner's] not a terrible actor, but if he wants a career after the Twilight fades, he'll pick better films.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • To give Mr. Lautner his due, he is a martial-arts dervish with perfectly sculptured abs. His acting, however, is another matter.

    Stephen Holden — New York Times

  • Filled with laughable dialogue, Abduction goes nowhere.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • 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.

    Tom Russo — Boston Globe

  • A blockhead espionage thriller from director-for-hire John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood).

    Benjamin Mercer — Village Voice

  • A ridiculously cheesy confection filled with unthrilling thrills, bored-looking adults and a comically overstuffed backstory.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • A haggardly slapdash Bourne Identity knockoff, never rising above the level of basic competence.

    Andrew Barker — Variety

  • 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.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • "Abduction" falls in the same corner of the youth market as the "Twilight" movies. Some moments and many lines feel cribbed from that series.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • 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.

    Liam Lacey — Globe and Mail

  • 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.

    Andrew O'Hehir — Salon.com

  • 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.

    James Berardinelli — ReelViews

  • Taylor Lautner tries to hold his own in an action thriller too silly to give him much of a chance.

    Todd McCarthy — Hollywood Reporter

  • 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.

    Jake Coyle — Associated Press

  • "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."

    Glenn Whipp — Los Angeles Times

  • 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.

    Will Leitch — Deadspin

  • Never goes far wrong as long as Taylor Lautner's in motion

    Roger Moore

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    Emanuel Levy — EmanuelLevy.Com

  • 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.

    Ben Kendrick — ScreenRant

  • Card-carrying members of Team Jacob may approve, but Abduction won't help turn Lautner into the action star he clearly aspires to be.

    Kristal Cooper — We Got This Covered

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