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Abduction (2011)



Critic Consensus: A soulless and incompetent action/thriller not even a veteran lead actor could save, let alone Taylor Lautner.

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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 neighbor, Karen (Lily Collins). Every second counts as Nathan and Karen race to evade an army of assassins and federal operatives. But as his opponents close in, Nathan realizes that the only way he'll survive and solve the mystery of his elusive biological father is to stop running and take matters into his own hands. -- (C) Lionsgate

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Antonique Smith
as Agent Sandra Burns
Sigourney Weaver
as Dr. Bennett
Ken Arnold
as Thermal
Steve Blass
as Game Announcer
Derek Burnell
as Hot Dog Vendor
Radick Cembryznski
as Kozlow's Tech
Mike Clark
as News Reporter
Jack Erdie
as Short Sleeves
Tim Griffin
as Red Flannel
James Liebro
as Stadium Usher
Frank Lloyd
as Brighton Beach #2
Elisabeth Röhm
as Woman/Lorna
Adam Christian Stanley
as CIA Swat Leader
Art Terry
as Amtrak Security Guard
Ilia Volok
as Sweater
Cherokee Walker
as Helicopter Pilot
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Critic Reviews for Abduction

All Critics (108) | Top Critics (32)

Abduction does little for Twilight's Taylor Lautner as he becomes a fish-out-of-water in this Bourne Identity-mirroring movie.

August 23, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The holes in the film's twist-filled story are often so big you could almost squeeze Lautner's sex appeal through them.

October 18, 2011 | Rating: 1/5

The film's Pittsburgh location is used to nice effect but little else about the movie rings true.

September 30, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Some movies are hard to spoof.

September 30, 2011 | Rating: 2/5

Sigourney Weaver? After Avatar, surely she doesn't need the cash?

September 29, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

When Taylor Lautner is the least of a movie's problems, be afraid.

September 29, 2011 | Rating: 1/5

Audience Reviews for Abduction


May not be the stupidest movie I ever saw, but got to be coming close. No wonder Taylor does not seem to get decent roles! (By the way, I am not a fan, but he is not *that* bad as an actor). This is just a crappy movie with a silly plot.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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A dumb thriller with a foolish script. Taylor Lautner has one expression, dazed confusion, no matter what kind of danger he's in so involvement in his plight is minimal. Lily Collins is not much better. Quality actors Maria Bello, Jason Isaacs, and Sigourney Weaver are wasted in nothing parts and Alfred Molina seems as bored as you will be.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Some interesting, Hitchcockian twists and turns but overall the acting and less than perfect action sequences make it difficult to watch.

Sophie Burgess
Sophie Burgess

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