'Abduction' Reviews Applaud Taylor Lautner's Mighty Fine ... Looks (VIDEO)

Taylor Lautner Lily CollinsAlright, Twi-hards, it's time to let Jacob Taylor Lautner try on a little something new. His new movie Abduction opens in theaters today. Are you up for the task?

In Abduction, Lautner plays Nathan Harper, who goes on the run from a couple bands of spies while in search of his true identity. Along for the run is his neighbor and classmate Karen (Lily Collins), who comes along, we suppose, so Harper has someone to make out with while on the run. Abduction also stars Sigourney Weaver, Alfred Molina, and Maria Bello.

Reviews so far say Taylor Lautner is every bit as mesmerizing as we may expect -- although perhaps not in the way he might like if he was hoping for an Oscar nod. It's no coincidence Lautner's first leading role is in a film called ABduction. In other words, come for the abs, stay for the abs.

Read on for the reviews, which might be more entertaining than Abduction itself.

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Check out the trailer for Abduction, here:

And now the reviews ...

Claudia Puig, USA Today:

Lautner, best known as werewolf Jacob in the Twilight series, has the physicality to star in an action thriller. But his acting range is limited. His face rarely changes expression.

Stephen Holden, The New York Times:

Abduction is a sloppy, exploitative act of star worship created (if that’s the right word for cynical hackwork) around Mr. Lautner, the pouty 19-year-old heartthrob of the Twilight franchise. The camera swoons around him as if he were a priceless sculpture, often moving in for extreme close-ups.

Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times:

Team Jacob members will certainly think [it's worth seeing], if only because Lautner's sensitive young stud in Abduction isn't far removed from the pining werewolf he plays in the Twilight movies. They both have anger issues, yes, but they also can be achingly sweet and vulnerable and protective -- and shirtless, when appropriate. (And with Lautner, there never seems to be an inappropriate time.)

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News:

Lautner crinkles his eyes, perks up his nose, and clenches his jaw as he plays at being the hero. He's a man-pup snarling through videogame-style dangers, but if you think he's hot and this is crazy, then he's here to party.

Oh, poor TLaut. Maybe next time ...

Will you be seeing Abduction this weekend, despite these reviews?

 

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