Published February 26, 2012


Film info

  • Title Abduction
  • Director John Singleton
  • Year 2011
  • Run time 1hr 46m
  • Genres Thriller, Mystery, Action
  • Tagline They stole his life, he's taking it back

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. Aided by a devoted family friend (Sigourney Weaver), Nathan’s hunt for the facts pits him against ruthless assassins and questionable allies.

Live Blog

Time Comment
0:37 Mr C is pointing out the font to me.
3:05 That Taylor chap is off of Twilight, right? He can’t be one of the heartthrobs.
4:14 Ooh, parties are awful.
5:31 I mean, there’s boxing lessons and then there’s just being punched in the head by your dad.
9:37 Pretty posh house to not have a dishwasher in.
13:56 He’s a wrestler too? Very violent chap.
16:03 I wish we’d had Sociology as a subject.
19:54 Ooh, she has a black Mac.
22:19 Definitely only one person who could look like that. And he doesn’t look like Matt Damon! How dare she?
25:11 Woah, a stain!
27:09 Trying to figure out if I’d notice that green webcam light or not.
28:38 iPad and keyboard, and he has a Macbook and an iMac. Apple fanboi.
30:30 I like that he isn’t hiding it.
33:45 She has some fight skills too!
37:34 “There’s a bomb in the oven.” That’s a new one.
41:08 It’s Roger!
46:09 I can’t believe he’s bringing the girl with him. It’s hardly protecting her when he’s clearly in danger.
48:43 If this is what comes of doing a Sociology project, I think it’s best we didn’t do it at school.
50:05 Is it possible to cry in your sleep?
50:53 She looks a bit like Amy Pond.
57:13 I think I would just trust the CIA. It helps that it is Alfred Molina, of course.
1:00:19 God, it’s terrifying how they can track the information all over the place!
1:03:44 She wears checked shirts like Amy too. I want one.
1:05:07 This whole movie is like Baby Bourne. It’s cute as.
1:06:55 She has gone up in my estimation a lot after that knocking twice idea.
1:11:26 Good that punching hurt him. He’s not quite a Bourne machine yet.
1:17:07 That is an epic gun.
1:20:48 The lesson of this movie is to never talk out loud ever.
1:26:00 That guy couldn’t look more out of place. Only I could look more out of place than that.
1:29:19 “One tiny colossal mistake.”
1:30:52 I love that he is running for his life but keeps saying excuse me and sorry.
1:34:40 Oh, Roger.
1:38:05 Can’t believe that she will provide as good a punching bag as the fake dad did.


The whole Twilight thing has mostly passed me by, but I was vaguely aware that this guy may or may not have been a werewolf or something. Either way, the trailer sold the movie to me on the story, rather on the guy.

It turns out the reviews for this are mostly bad, but I didn’t think it was so awful. Taylor Lautner certainly wasn’t very convincing, and if he was hired for his looks, well that’s an odd decision too. I thought the story was interesting, though, and I enjoyed how I started out annoyed by the girl clinging to his heels but gradually came to really like her. Some of the sequences were interesting, like that in the café, and the ending at the baseball game. It clearly wasn’t a patch on real Bourne, but it wasn’t a waste of two hours, either.

**Rating: **3/5

Rating: 3 / 5

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