MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 311 this week

Abduction (I) (2011)

5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 56,878 users   Metascore: 25/100
Reviews: 160 user | 175 critic | 20 from Metacritic.com

A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 12 Jan 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 11 Jul 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 11 Sep 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 16 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Abduction" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Abduction (2011)

Abduction (2011) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Abduction.
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld.

Director: Harald Zwart
Stars: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks.

Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
Twilight I (2008)
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob.

Director: David Slade
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Edward leaves Bella after an attack that nearly claimed her life, and in her depression she falls into yet another paranormal relationship- this time with werewolf Jacob Black.

Director: Chris Weitz
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
Abduction (2009)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

ABDUCTION: The town of Process is located somewhere in rural New Jersey. It's been in existence for over 100 years, although it's not on any known map. It's a nice place to visit, with ... See full summary »

Director: John Orrichio
Stars: Tony Rugnetta, S. Freddor, Roberto Lombardi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Jake Andolina ...
Oriah Acima Andrews ...
Riah
...
Steve Blass ...
Game Announcer
...
Derek Burnell ...
Hot Dog Vendor
...
Driver (as Ben Cain)
Holly Scott Cavanaugh ...
Mrs. Murphy
...
...
Edit

Storyline

High school seniors Nathan and Karen find a website with photos of children who are missing or believed abducted. One of the photos is of Nathan as a child, putting into question the identities of the couple whom he's always called Mom and Dad. Contacting the site to learn more only results in Nathan becoming the target of an intense, high-tech, international manhunt. Before his "parents" can explain themselves, they are executed by hired guns, and Nathan is on the run with Karen in tow (who just happened to be there at the wrong time). Phone use by either of them only connects directly to a man claiming to be C.I.A., in whom they find reasons not to trust. With encroaching shootouts, car chases, hand-to-hand combat and explosions around them, this seems quite much for a mere case of child abduction, and Nathan can only rely on the wrestling, boxing and martial arts skills taught by his "dad" to protect both himself and Karen as they follow a lead to find Martin, Nathan's biological ... Written by statmanjeff

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The fight for the truth will be the fight of his life. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, brief language, some sexual content and teen partying | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Погоня  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,925,253 (USA) (23 September 2011)

Gross:

$28,064,226 (USA) (9 December 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

'Freema Aygeman' filmed a cameo role but it was removed during editing. See more »

Goofs

When the CIA agent presents the Kozlow case, on the right side of the LCD you can see "known associates". The man in focus seems to have the newest Croatian biometric passport. However, the picture on it would not have been accepted as a passport photo due to dark background. Also, the picture, obviously taken from the "passport" is not edited (in Croatian passports, photos are "digitally enhanced" to emphasize ears, nose, eyes, all facial hair and the chin. As a consequence, the photos in Croatian passports look more like drawings than real photographs. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nathan: [screaming] Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! Whoo! Yeah, baby! Yeah, Gilly, get out here!
See more »


Soundtracks

Twist
Written by Nanna Øland Fabricius and Ryan Michael Breen
Performed by Oh Land
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Just refuses to admit it's a B-movie.
23 September 2011 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Let me open with what any film review should address: I did not enjoy this movie. But first, a disclaimer: despite my reasons, I want to assure you that none of my negative points will verbally lambast lead actor Taylor Lautner just because 'he's some guy from Twilight.' Nor will I make scalding reference to his gratuitous lack of upper body wear; the kind that one would hope comes off as witty commentary but ends up sounding more like an awkward combination of contempt and jealousy. So, with that out of the way, let's get started.

When the shy but short-tempered Nathan (Lautner) is paired up with girl next door Karen (Lily Collins) for a school research assignment, he is shocked to find an image of his younger self on a 'missing persons' website, prompting him to question everything he thought was normal about his life. When the cover is blown, he and Karen find themselves on the run, unable to trust anyone in their search for the truth.

Not only will I not target any more of this review towards Lautner personally, I will even concede that he does his best on what is otherwise a sinking ship from the opening scene. Naturally, his acting skills do need refinement, and I expect we're not looking at the next De Niro here, but his occasionally lackluster delivery is simply a branch of a much bigger problem- the script.

As an unapologetic actioner, it should be expected that Abduction possesses some of the clunky dialogue clichés associated with the genre. These include, but are not limited to 'trust has to be earned', 'I'm not leaving without her' and perennial favourite 'wait…how do you know my name?', which is actually used more than once. But among these tired expressions is a handful of headscratchers; lines intended to act as cool quips but possessing an undoubtedly cringe-worthy aftertaste. For example, after Gerry (Sigourney Weaver) helps Nathan escape using balloons to cover security cameras (a la Ocean's Eleven) she releases them with the deadpan, utterly serious line of 'I hate balloons'. So you see my point.

The set pieces are just as ludicrous, asking the viewer to buy into the movie too much when we have not been given any reason to engage with the plot in the first place. In one instance, we bear witness to a CIA agent (operating undercover as a suburban housewife) easily take out two trained assassins. The climax set at a baseball game is a storytelling train wreck, fraught with inconsistencies and overly convenient outcomes. At the very least, I hoped a film set in Pittsburgh would show some love for the mighty Steelers instead of the lowly Pirates, but I digress.

General flaws in logic and realism are other aspects that can be attributed to this type of movie without having them become a major concern. Often, we tend to overlook moments which would result in serious injury for the hero in real life simply because he's just that, a hero. I'm also willing to pass these moments off, but in Abduction they occur so often, and on such a noticeable scale that they severely detract from any engagement with the film that could be developed as it progresses, and therein lies its greatest letdown.

I commend the satisfactory action scenes, which minimised the kind of close-up, rapid camera movement that has drawn the bulk of my ire in recent months. Also, I was pleased to see the film show a bit of gumption by avoiding an entirely happy, alls-well-that-ends-well conclusion, but these upsides are not enough to sweeten what is otherwise an inherently flawed film.

*There's nothing I love more than a bit of feedback, good or bad. So drop me a line on jnatsis@iprimus.com.au and let me know what you thought of my review.*


140 of 177 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Abduction is a good action movie tstevens123
This Movie Had So Much Potential jchamp05
DYING from this review ArkhamCityPrincess
Abduction, who was abducted? primadonnaflots
Bomb in the oven andlg_x
so who the *beep* is Paul Rasmus? hoyfocker
Discuss Abduction (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?