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A thriller centred on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.

Starring:
Taylor Lautner, Michael Nyqvist
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 42 minutes
Starring Taylor Lautner, Michael Nyqvist, Alfred Molina, Maria Bello, Lily Collins, Jason Isaacs
Director John Singleton
Genres Thriller
Studio ELEVATION SALES
Rental release 13 February 2012
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 42 minutes
Starring Taylor Lautner, Michael Nyqvist, Alfred Molina, Maria Bello, Lily Collins, Jason Isaacs
Director John Singleton
Genres Thriller
Studio ELEVATION SALES
Rental release 13 February 2012
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

45 of 49 people found the following review helpful By PJ Rankine TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 Jan 2012
Format: Blu-ray
This film is obviously a show vehicle for Taylor Lautner and Twihards won't be disappointeed by the amount of screentime he gets but he only takes his shirt off briefly at the beginning. As one forum has debated at length there is no abduction as such in this film, it should really have been called 'Relocation' but of course that doesn't have a ring to it.
Basically Lautner is 18 year old Nathan Price, a high school boy who lives with his parents in suburbia and has an unrequited love for the girl opposite. Dad is a real go-getter and relentlously trains his son to be fit and fight. Nathan and the love interest are thrown together by a school project and whilst researching he discovers that his cosy life may not be all that he thinks. He contacts a missing person website and next thing armed men come looking for him and his life goes to pot as he goes on the run trying to discover the truth about who he is. Having been trained to fight all his life he does better than the average school kid obviously. From there it goes pretty much to formula as both the CIA and some Eastern European bad guys pursue our hero.
Lautner is a competent action hero though he falls short on emotion and Lily Collins is sweet as his love interest. The blu ray print is perfect although it is in letter box format and the soundtrack is 7.1 although I can't say I really noticed any audible action behind me.
This film is nowhere near as bad as some reviews have made out, its a competent action thriller and made an enjoyable 90 minutes viewing.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 Feb 2012
Format: DVD
Abduction starts out in what seems like a traditional American teen High School flick, following Nathan (Lautner), his friends, Gilly (Whitaker) & Jake (Peltz) having a blast & getting drunk, what High School kids do. However in his social studies class he is paired up with his summer love, Karen (Collins) , and as they research at Nathans parents home, Kevin (Isaccs) & Mara (Bello), they start looking at websites about missing children, and Karen stumbles across a picture of a small boy who looks spookily similar to Nathan. As Nathan investigates further, his World is soon turned upside down as those he loves are put in danger, can he make sense of it all & manage to survive ?! one thing is for sure, he is going to have to grow up quick!

Overall after the initial slow build up, i thought Abduction was an enjoyable bubblegum for the brain thriller. The production value was good overall given the films modest budget, although some of the action sequences & special affects were a bit bargain basement, it detracted a little, but not enough to ruin the experience as a whole. It managed to keep me guessing about who was on who's side, so it really had me fooled in places, where i started to suspect everyone. The acting talent on show is of a high pedigree overall, the experience of Sigourney Weaver (Alien) , Alfred Molina (The Sorcerer's Apprentice) , Michael Nyqvist (
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 31 July 2013
Format: DVD
A boy named Nathan, who looks like he might turn into a werewolf at any time, has anger management issues. He boxes and wrestles to help control those issues. He also has a weird reoccurring dream which he relates to his shrink, who has an alien growing inside her (Sigourney Weaver). He is thrust together with his neighbor, Karen (Lily Collins) into a HS sociology project. They have been making goo-goo eyes at each other for the first part of the movie. They are looking up abducted children when Nathan finds a photo of a child that looked like him. He decides to investigate further.

Since the title of the movie is "Abduction" we now know the bare bone plot. The question remains are the details and twists going to make this an interesting film? Yawn!

But then all of a sudden the action literally explodes onto the screen. The movie becomes fast paced with a good rapid sound track. Nathan along with his traveling girl friend quickly develop the skills of a movie CIA operative while Taylor Lautner's acting abilities have remained unchanged. In one scene Karen is screaming, but her lips aren't moving...some poor dubbing. Nathan's flashbacks to his father teaching how to fight was very cliche. There is also the teen heart throb aspect of the movie, as clearly this movie was geared toward them.

This is an action film for teenagers. 5 stars for teenagers, 3 stars for adults.

Teen safe. No f-bomb, sex, or nudity...just some teens making out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David B on 17 July 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This film was boring as hell. No new twists just the same old tired plot. the acting was awful. the main character had a constant sneer on his face and also looked like he was straining too go to the toilet. If you love twilight then don't buy this. trust me it's awful.
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Oh my this could well become one of my guilty pleasure films!! Not only is it brilliantly enjoyable with its deliciously complex and labarynthine plot and despite a couple of wooden performances (not the lead guy who has escaped the clutches of the dull and maudlin Twilight hocum) but others you will spot, this is an intelligent film for children. Always remembering that children are NOT grown ups!!

The dvd also contains many many extras that will please Taylor fans but also show our hero in a brand new light as a physical actor who know his stuff ~ well he has been at the job practically since he was an embryo.

I highly recommend this film. It is what it is and considering the lacklustre careers of his fellow "Twilight" comrades he is going to so well. I predict a James Bond future for the distinctly odd looking Mr Lautner. He may still grow into that alien face of his
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