Walter Mencken 2:37 p.m., March 1
Short Takes: Abduction
A young man finds his baby photo plastered across a missing persons website. A solid foundation for a thriller wasted on still another attempt to renew interest in director John Singleton’s faded reputation, this time via a Taylor Lautner vehicle. There are a couple of crisp action scenes, but from Boyz n the Hood to a boy made of wood, it appears as though Mr. Singleton has reached the twilight of his career. With: Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Maria Bello, and Jason Isaacs.
Reader Rating: One Star
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Taylor Lautner and his stunt double...or is it the other way around?
[Photo courtesy the geniuses over at chan 4 chan!]
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