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For as long as he can remember, Nathan Harper (Taylor Lautner) has had the uneasy feeling that he's living someone else's life. When he stumbles upon an image of himself as a little boy on a missing persons website, all of Nathan's darkest fears come true: he realizes his parents are not his own and his life is a lie, carefully fabricated to hide something more mysterious and dangerous than he could have ever imagined. Just as he begins to piece together his true identity, Nathan is targeted by a team of trained killers, forcing him on the run with the only person he can trust, his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 4%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"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
"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
"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
"Even subtracting Taylor Lautner's mechanical performance, Abduction is an illogical train wreck riddled with messy direction, bad editing, tired action and plot holes galore."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"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
"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."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"Never goes far wrong as long as Taylor Lautner's in motion"
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"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."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"Lautner is a distracting screen presence; he's like a living Mort Drucker caricature or a 'motion capture' animated avatar of himself. Even so, he deserves better than this."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"A blockhead espionage thriller from director-for-hire John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood)."
‑ Benjamin Mercer, Village Voice
"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
"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
"The jury's still out on Lautner's leading man future."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Boring fugitive action-flick meets insipid teen romance. Well before the movie shows any hint of ending, you'll hope for a quick abduction, by any means, from the cineplex."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
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