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This review is from: Abduction (DVD)I'm not sure why, but up until I saw this movie I had the idea that Taylor Lautner was a fairly good actor. Umm, not so much. His skill set consists mainly of looking good and sulking/pouting. Sadly enough, his was one of the better performances here -- and it stunk. Lily Collins, the female lead, was even worse.
Speaking of Ms. Collins, she and Lautner had absolutely zilch for chemistry. The kissing/panting/hugging scenes were cringe-worthy, they were so bad. The relationships between the other actors and actresses were only slightly more believable. And I do mean slightly. The story was excessively slow and boring. Oh, and, did I mention that the one black kid in the picture is also a criminal who forges ID cards?
So, what, exactly happens in this yawn fest? (spoilers ahead -- do yourself a favor, and read this and skip the film) A kid is raised by "foster" parent/agents, after his mother is murdered and while his CIA father continues his work as a CIA agent. When he stumbles across a fake "missing persons" site with his picture on it, a host of baddies end up on his trail -- and the wooden hero and his tedious lady fair must sort the rogue agents from the good guys, and find a way to thwart the villain. Of course, they do, and the bad guys all get what they deserve. The viewer, on the other hand, is left with a sort of sick feeling in the pit of her stomach as she wonders, "How in heaven's name could I not have something better to do than watch that?"
1/5 stars. This one is a perfect combination of "bad" that makes for an incredible stinker.
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Initial post: Dec 21, 2012 7:57:30 PM PST
T. Berry says:
"...do yourself a favor, and read this and skip the film."
Absolutely the best review one-liner ever!
Skipping the film now.
Posted on Feb 1, 2013 7:31:10 AM PST
N. Intriago says:
LOL this was perfect - you saved me a review write-up as you expressed exactly my sentiments and made me grin throughout - thnx ;)
I love watching Taylor Lautner because he is a beautiful specimen of a man BUT...
I only had the stomach to watch an hour of this movie until I couldn't anymore and I loathe not seeing the end of movies. Only one other movie made me feel this way and that was drop dead fred.
Posted on Oct 5, 2013 10:47:33 PM PDT
A. Pullinger says:
You are correct. This is SUCH a BAD movie...gag.
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