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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, Lily Collins
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

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

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43 of 47 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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10 of 11 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 1 Nov 2012
Format: DVD
I really wish I had not bothered watching this film. The whole feel of it was very amateur. It lacked any sophistication or believability. Even the soundtrack stood out a mile: Rather than adding to the film and blending in, it made me ultra aware that I was watching a film, and an unconvincing one at that. I was expecting a fairly decent action movie but I was so wrong. The script was poor, even laughable at times, and the storyline was disappointingly dull considering what it had the potential to be. It was clumsily put together and didn't even feel like a real film. It's as though it's been put together by completely inexperienced people. The whole film felt like it was trying too hard and just completely falling flat. HUGE HUGE disappointment. Everything about this film was so poor, I can't even fully express it! Bad scripting & directing is enough to make any actor look bad, but I must admit that Taylor Lautner actually did an OK job - just a shame that the film let him down so badly!

I read a few reviews before purchasing which said that despite not being a fan of Twilight they found this film unexpectedly enjoyable. I am not a Twilight fan either (although at least those films are well made and entertaining enough), so I thought perhaps the actual film would be enjoyable, rather than just an effort to capitalise on Taylor Lautner's popularity. It was totally the latter. No real thought had gone into the weak storyline. There is nothing here for non Taylor fans.

In my opinion this film is for teenage girls only who will be distracted enough by Taylor taking his shirt off, that they won't mind how naff the actual film is. It was so rubbish that I was actually in a bad mood by the end of it and had to put a real film on in order to save my evening!
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