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Abduction

Abduction
Starring:
Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Maria Bello, Jake Andolina, Sigourney Weaver and Alfred Molina


Rated: PG-13  
Reviewed by: Frank  
Release date: September 23, 2011 Released by: Lions Gate Films

Taylor Lautner takes some time off from his job in the Twilight series to play a young guy who is suddenly shocked to be attacked by secretive underworld like characters that kill his parents early on in the film.

Lautner's Nathan has been hardened in hand to hand combat by his father who appears to be harsh to the kid without a reason. We quickly learn that his true parents were killed in the past and he holds information vital to the CIA and others.

Basicly a chase film, Nathan along with Karen (Lily Collins) is pursued on Trains, in Baseball Parks and other spectacular locations by the bad guys from two directions. One ally who shows up is Dr. Bennett Nathan's psychiatrist played by Sigourney Weaver who has been secretly placed to watch over him in just this type of situation.

There are twists and turns which are revealed rather quickly near the end of the film but mostly this is a chase and fight them off film. There is enough action to keep our interest and the two leads deserve our cheers and support as they outsmart and out maneuver the bad guys both in and out of the government.

An enjoyable thriller that could have kept its secrets a little better and longer.

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Abduction  B      D-                  C 

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