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Abduction

action & adventure


Taylor Lautner explodes on-screen as a young man whose secret past is set to collide with a dangerous reality. After uncovering a deadly lie, Nathan (Lautner) is propelled on a lethal, no-holds barred mission to learn the truth.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    4%
  • Audience Score
    43%

common sense

ON for kids age 14
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
1 out of 5
Consumerism
2 out of 5
Sex
2 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Underwhelming action thriller has deaths, violence.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this action thriller stars Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner and rising star Lily Collins, so it's sure to attract teens. But there's a fair bit of violence, language, and intrigue that might make it too mature for tween members of Team Jacob. The more intense sequences include several character deaths, execution-style shootings, sniper kills, and a couple of brutal beatings, one of which results in a man being chucked out of a speeding train. Even the teen girl is terrorized and beaten. (All of that said, there's not a lot of blood here.) Swearing includes "s--t," "ass," and one "f--k"); sexuality is mostly flirting, hand holding, and slow dancing -- plus one heated make-out session between teens. An early scene shows teens drinking, including the main character, who gets very drunk.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the amount of violence in the film. Is it cartoonish and unbelievable or realistic and disturbing? How does that affect its impact?
  • What are some other movies that feature the "hidden identity" theme? Why do audiences respond to orphaned characters? Name some other famous pop-culture orphans.
  • How does the movie portray teen drinking? Does it have realistic consequences?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    4%
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  • Audience

    43%

Audience Reviews

1 star

A dumb thriller with a foolish script. Taylor Lautner has one expression, dazed confusion, no matter what kind of danger he's in so involvement in his plight is minimal. Lily Collins is not much better. Quality actors Maria Bello, Jason Isaacs, and Sigourney Weaver are wasted in nothing parts and Alfred Molina seems as bored as you will be.

- jjnxn, Thursday, December 13, 2012

1 star

A dumb thriller with a foolish script. Taylor Lautner has one expression, dazed confusion, no matter what kind of danger he's in so involvement in his plight is minimal. Lily Collins is not much better. Quality actors Maria Bello, Jason Isaacs, and Sigourney Weaver are wasted in nothing parts and Alfred Molina seems as bored as you will be.

- jjnxn, Thursday, December 13, 2012

2 stars

Some interesting, Hitchcockian twists and turns but overall the acting and less than perfect action sequences make it difficult to watch.

- StarCrossedVoyager, Thursday, November 29, 2012