Abduction (12A)

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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>2</span>/5

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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>4</span>/5
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Time Out says

Posted: Tue Sep 27 2011

Imagine ‘Transformers’ without the Transformers, and that’s ‘Abduction’, a production-line tween thriller from once promising director John Singleton (‘Boyz n the Hood’). It stars Taylor Lautner (pictured), the rippling, dead-eyed mannequin who made his mark in the ‘Twilight’ films and whose inspiration seems to be the young Schwarzenegger. He’s a dirtbike-riding, beer-chugging, mixed-martial artist bad boy of suburban Pittsburgh, and then one evening, while surfing abduction websites (as you do), he spots a picture of his younger self. Next thing he knows, there are gun-toting hoods at his door threatening to kill all his Facebook friends, so it’s a big ol’ cross-country chase to find his real identity, with the cheerleader from across the street in tow. 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.
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Release details

Rated:

12A

UK release:

Wed Sep 28, 2011

Duration:

100 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

John Singleton

Cast:

Taylor Lautner, Alfred Molina, Maria Bello

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Emma Coleman

You call yourself a critic!!! Personally I thought it was original, well written and acted. Not a fan of action films so was reluctant when my boyfriend suggested this but very glad he did, great watch from start to finish. You must have been watching a different film!!!!!!

Emma Coleman

You call yourself a critic!!! Personally I thought it was original, well written and acted. Not a fan of action films so was reluctant when my boyfriend suggested this but very glad he did, great watch from start to finish. You must have been watching a different film!!!!!!

scrumpyjack

Orange wed, free ticket or unlimited card type of deal. not bad, not good....just 2 hours out. 6/10

Iain

The reviewer was being generous. Terrible clichéd dialogue, a cast that can't be bothered to act because of how bad their lines are, ludicrous plot and deux ex machinas, tepid action sequences, utterly boring despite its badness, and the worst film of the year.