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PG-13| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
For many years, Nathan Harper (Taylor Lautner) has had the uneasy feeling that life with his family isn't quite what it seems. His fears come true when he finds a picture of himself as a youngster on a missing-persons website, proof that the people he's called mom and dad his whole life are not his real parents. As he draws close to uncovering his true identity, Nathan becomes the target of assassins, forcing him to flee with his neighbor, Karen (Lily Collins), the only person he can now trust.

Cast: Taylor Lautner , Lily Collins , Alfred Molina , Jason Isaacs , Maria Bello , Sigourney Weaver , Denzel Whitaker , Michael Nyqvist

Director: John Singleton

Genres: Action, Thriller

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Abduction (2011)

Release Date: September 23rd, 2011|1 hr. 46 min.

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fan reviews ( 40 )
  • 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. show more

  • 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. show more

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

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  • March 02, 2012 wasqaz
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    I really enjoyed it.. it was non-stop action. i would not recomend for kids under 14.. as a grandmother of five.. there was lots of violent fighting,,real kick_ss movie.. guns.. but i did enjoy it,,

  • February 08, 2012 pe00000000112046
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    If i wanted to watch someone chase someone else for the whole movie, id rather watch cops . lame movie could have been way better

  • February 01, 2012 yq00000000111206
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    Awful in every sense of the word - stay away, far, far away.

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