One of the best movies of it's genre that I have seen in a long time. From it's 'Oh yeah another teen school movie.' Then from 22 minutes in, Intrigue and suspense right to the very end.
I was warned about this movie but it seemed to have such potential. Verdict - TRAIN WRECK - you can't stop looking even though it's awful to watch.
The most worthwhile thing about this movie though, was reading the reviews by Quickflix members. I had a good laugh because most members agreed it was bad and expressed that in so many different ways. Thanks for that!
It was also interesting that a few people really liked it. Hollywood has its audience.
PS the 1 star is for the Quickflix reviews.
Movie was good. Had a fancy twist but predictable nonetheless. Was good to see TL out of twilight too. Worth a watch but dont get hopes too high. Was good action movie.
Really quite a good action flick. Taylor Lautner makes for a convincing action hero. Plot was a little thin in places (like why they would go after Taylor's character in the first place - that was a little flimsy - but it is light entertainment after all), but otherwise it was good viewing with a good cast.
If swearing is unallowed.... then this was.... poop.
Acting was atrocious.
This had a lot of twists and turns, some predictable but most not. Watched it solidly from start to finish although a little slow at the start. Good actors and a good movie.
I enjoyed this movie as a bit of light entertainment...a bit of action and suspense and Taylor Lautner and Lily Collins make a cute couple.
Kind of pointless. Could have been so much better.
excellent good viewing all the through
This appalling American teen movie has pretensions that are completely unjustified and is suitable only for semi-comatose American teenagers. Poor photography, poor acting, gooey music and pathetic script. If you value your brain cells, do not go anywhere near this.
Didn't mind this one actually. Better than I expected.
Was disappointed in this movie because I think with what the director had to work with, a far better job could have been made of it. The script was predictable and thus very poor; the plot was weak and sloppy. Also I think that the constant showcasing of Lautner's body was overdone. This could have been a much tighter production, but for some reason the whole thing was dumbed-down.
not the best acting or storyline, but battled through to the end
Really? the worst acting! Stupid story. Taylor Lautner looks like a camel and just can't act. DO NOT BOTHER!!!!
Action for the sake of action. Poor acting. Too bad.
DVD kept stopping in the movie. Could not finish the movie.
like many other discs lately it played and stopped, played and stopped then stopped. i forwarded thru the sceens and missed the crucial parts toward the end. it was pretty good what i got to see.
Very slow to start the story, but once the action starts it is pretty full on. Story line is weak, but we still enjoyed it.
I found this a bit confusing to start however then it got interesting and had some good twists and turns in the plot. Not a brilliant film by any stretch but good and entertaining enough to sit the whole way through.
Almost worth watching...but I would not recommend you waste your time.
Abduction!!! The best on the edge of your seat fast paced thriller iv seen in a long time.. I give it 5 stars
Despite the opening scene, I'm glad to see that either Taylor Lautner himself or the director of the film tried something new in actually attempting to act, not just walk around shirtless.
What a pity he still missed the mark.
With a great premise and so much potential, Abduction focuses too much on the blossoming guy-gets-the-girl relationship, rather than the actual story at hand. There are two scenes where the viewer feels they're watching a throw in with the actors just talking it all out, almost deus ex machina, designed just to catch up and/or explain everything that they've missed and realised needs explaining.
With very stiff acting from most, surprisingly including Sigourney Weaver, you often wonder if they just filmed the rehearsals and threw it all together.
The only things that saved this from 1 star for me were the folk behind the scenes. The camera work and soundtrack were quite well executed. Apart from that, this is just a movie to fill in the time.
Different to what I expected. Not a bad movie but not an academy winner either. Watchable.
Watchable - but only just!
What shocking acting in this low budget movie, the so called 'star' cant act to save himself.
Not a movie i would recommend.
Definitely a movie for teens, except the ones that can appreciate good acting, directing and a good storyline
Not what I was expecting to watch. Taylor Lautner's acting is woeful and I would say don't bother unless you are a teenager and like him so you don't care about the acting.
Abduction could have been a much better movie but it was pretty lackluster & the main girl actor...wow, she was terrible! The only reason it's even worth one star is Taylor Lautner.
This movie was not very credible. Bad acting & the DVD kept stopping. Did not enjoy it at all.
Only for the sub 25 crowd! About as believable as Red Dog becoming Prime Minister!
Not a bad movie but not an overly good one either, as others have said the storyline dragged on to the point of borderline B-rate film quality. I found it to be more lacking than the movie trailer made it seem to be and seemed to be targeted to the teen population, especially since the male lead was wolf boy from twilight. Wasn’t overly keen on the female lead either...
What was with her eyebrows?! If you are looking for mind numbing dribble this is a good one...if not...keep looking.
OK - so not sure why the movie is called abduction...... Good story line but dragged at the begining - almost as if it were a teen movie. I liked the concept but I think it could have been a little less preppy in places. Worth watching though!
Loved it..... Really enjoyed this twisted movie. Def recommend it.
Quite a good movie enjoyed watching, similiar sort of movie to liam neeson's (taken)
Didn't mind it... Storyline was weak and needed a bit of depth for it to be a really great movie, but Taylor Lauter was hot and action scenes were good.
My mother always told me; “if you don't have anything good to say, then don't say anything at all”. I don't do reviews therefore I have not said anything about a few very good movies, many not so bad movies and a few bad ones. Oh so remiss of me, I now find, after seeing “abduction” (the lack of a cap intentional). So I feel I should be clear. I am actively not saying anything good about “abduction”. I also feel reasonably confident that I will not need to make this active non-statement again for quite some time.
PS (and unrelated (sic)) why can’t you give a zero star?
The worst movie i've watched in a very long time
Over the top Hollywood garbage thousand times seen before!
Khole's review here is harsh, but accurate.
Adults that like action thrillers: Avoid this. Could be a forgettable but reasonable 'date movie' for under-20s, especially girls that like the lead actor.
Movie is implausible and cheesy. Sigourney Weaver will look back on this with embarrassment - especially that last scene.
I enjoyed the film, it was different to what I expected it to be.
plot is predicable but will keep most viewers interested to the end. script is average. more action than thriller with the usual explosions and gunfights. clearly aimed at the older teen market it hits that mark. a watchable film for a saturday night.
awful, awful, awful.
if you are over 16 avoid like the plague.
This is neither here or there. It kept you interested but didn't really include anything to write home about...
I really liked this movie! guess I must be a teenager at heart.. :)
If you are female or gay (but then maybe you still need the female googly hormone) then you might sit through the whole movie. Sometimes an action film has more action than a credible story line, this film didnt. actually it didnt do much at all. It was mentioned that a lot was riding on Taylor, but it appeared that this was about as much thought that went into it. . so much so it was almost a parody of itself. Constant up close shots and if they weren't close up then "quick pan in we're paying this guy a lot, forget the other actors in this scene focus on Taylor". But then maybe having credible actors as support in the film only enhanced the poor acting from Taylor; . I have so many bad things to say about this film that I am better off saying if you saw the first Twilight and thought that was bad, this is its twin for no story, no credibility, no action, no acting and well just . . . NO!!!! (weep I will never get back the time lost)
This movie has had a lot of bad press, but after seeing it I enjoyed it. It's made for the teenage market and has cashed in on Taylor fame with Twilight.
This has got to be one of the worse movies of all time.I realise it comes out of the same factory that produces all those other movies for brain dead young people but give us a break,can't they at least have some kind of plot and acting that has some resemblance to reality.What a stinker!!
This movie is not as bad as its reputation. It is clearly designed for teenagers, and, when viewed in this light, it is entertaining. The plot's not going to set the world on fire, but it was fun with some good action sequences.
only marginal nothing special
It was ok.. If you like your action soft, you will like this.
enjoyable, worth watching
An alright show to watch but not what I was expecting. There were a lot of gaps in the storyline that made it quite unbelievable and two dimensional. I believe this is actually aimed at young teens and would sit well with them if the parents found the level of violence acceptable.
Some action scenes were good and I appreciated the stunts and effort the actors have gone to. I was disappointed that this was Taylor Lautner's first film after the Twilight franchise. He has promise but it is not showcased in this film.
Taylor Lautner should stick to being a cuddle wolf with a great six pack, the acting in this movie was terrible, good storyline but could have done so much more with the movie. Not worth the watch.
Taylor made it watchable :-)
ok if you have nothing else to watch
Pretty good movie, plenty of action.
Average - watchable but nothing to rave about.
Enjoyed it! True about Taylor's poor acting but all forgiven as he is very cute and does some great stunt moves.
Action Thriller movie - good to watch...
Enjoy it, worth a look
Great body, poor actor...a pretty face can only take you so far.
Great movie for teens with no aesthetic sense. Predicatble plot. Noisy with some spectacular stunts. Rastrus
This film sounded like it had potential but it turned out to be really cheesy!
it was good but not great. just a typical teenage action movie.
A bit juvenile and some stilted overacting but all can be forgiven with Taylor Lautner as eye candy. Worth a watch
Great movie. Solid acting from Taylor Lautner and supports, in a storyline that flows with intrigue, drama and a little action.
Without a doubt the BEST MOVIE I have seen in quite awhile. It has everything drama, adventure, espionage, touch of romance, heartache(nice to see a super hero that can shed a tear), one for the whole family except very young ones. The storyline holds your attention, the acting is exceptional this is the first time I have seen one of the young 'Twilght' series stars without thinking of the original films, Taylor Lautner is going to be a young actor with a big future. Brilliant movie can't recommend it highly enough, have to buy a copy for our home libruary now.
Typical teenage begining but is a very good action packed movie.
Better than I expected, but still something aimed at the Twilight fans, bit of action, bit of romance. An added bonus was the Michael Nyqvist, from the original Swedish 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'.
Didn't know what to expect after the Quickflx review but it was better than I thought. Good story and entertaining.
Not what I was expecting, had higher expectations but this is still a good movie. Couldn't get over the similarities between Taylor Lautner as "Nathan" in this movie & his mannerisms to being similar to "Jacob" from the Twilight Saga movies. 'Nathan' in this movie lives in Clearwater Drive. 'Jacob' from Twilight has members from the Clearwater family in his shape shifting werewolf clan. "Nathan" rides a motorbike in Abduction & "Jacob" rides a motorbike in Twilight. Abduction is entertaining & action packed, storyline could be believable. Definitely recommend watching this movie.
Great flick, good balance of action and story. Quite believable, highly recommended.
Better movie than I thought it would be, worth taking the time to watch
Cannot wait for this to hit quickflix! Missed it in cinema, sadly.