Wilson of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Abduction is awful. We have seen this movie before, just with different people. You know the story; average high school kid finds out something he shouldn’t, then he gets in a bunch of trouble and the whole fucking government is after him for whatever reason. It seems like something you’d see that guy from Even Stevens in (what’s his name again?). It is pretty much another way to put this man-ape of a guy named Taylor Lautner on screen to get the bro’s testosterone pumping and the girls riled up. I’m not saying he doesn’t fit the role in which he is playing, but damn, it’s funny watching him try to think."