55

Movieline

As Nathan, the teenage hero of Abduction, Lautner shows he's handy with stunts, many of which he clearly and impressively performs himself, and good with a fight scene. But when it comes to exchanges of dialogue, displays of emotion or just standing around, he's stiff and manifestly uncomfortable.
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50

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
Abduction puts Lautner in motion and never goes very far wrong as long as he remains in motion.
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50

Slant Magazine

Odds are John Singleton doesn't know he's made one of the funniest films of the year.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Director John Singleton offers bits of suspense, but Abduction is less a movie than a piece of engineering, a glumly ludicrous cat-and-mouse blowout designed to win Lautner male fans along with his girl demo.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Singleton's action thriller has a decent sense of propulsion but, after a faintly intriguing start, the convoluted plot mechanics overwhelm everything else, making you feel you're watching a detailed blueprint for a movie, and an increasingly far-fetched one in the bargain.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Filled with laughable dialogue, Abduction goes nowhere.
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25

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Taylor Lautner puts the abs in Abduction, but not much else.
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25

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Abduction is a crass and lowbrow attempt to cash in on a young actor's heat - an exploitation picture where the person being taken advantage of is too young to notice.
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25

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
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. There are laughs to be had, although none of them are intentional.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
A ridiculously cheesy confection filled with unthrilling thrills, bored-looking adults and a comically overstuffed backstory.
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25 out of 100
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