• Abduction (2011)


Release Date: September 23rd, 2011

DVD Release Date: January 17th, 2012

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

Production Co: Vertigo, Gotham Group, Lionsgate Films

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Suspenseful, Mystery, Growing up, Heartwarming, 2010s, Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Slant Magazine

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

  • 55

    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

  • 40
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

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