John Singleton (2011)

12 Certificate


Our Score
Rebellious teen Nathan (Taylor Lautner) goes on the run when he discovers the couple that raised him aren't his real parents in director John Singleton's lacklustre thriller. His biological father is a covert government spy, whose enemies pursue Nathan across the US with a view to holding him to ransom until dad gives up a file documenting a hierarchy of underworld assassins - and possibly some bad apples within the corridors of power. What follows is a run-of-the-mill game of cat and mouse, peppered with underwhelming chase sequences and a flimsy plot in danger of unravelling at any moment. Young fans of Lautner from his work in the Twilight franchise may swoon at his bare chest and brooding, but it's an astonishingly wooden performance, upstaged at every turn by crime lord Michael Nyqvist (from the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels), while Alfred Molina and Sigourney Weaver sleepwalk through their supporting roles as ambiguous CIA operatives.


A teenager finds a photo of himself on a website displaying photos of missing children and realises his parents are not his real family. He tries to find out his true identity, and discovers he was taken for a purpose and that shadowy agents are on his trail. Action thriller, starring Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina and Sigourney Weaver.

Cast & Crew

Nathan Taylor Lautner
Karen Lily Collins
Burton Alfred Molina
Dr Bennett Sigourney Weaver
Burns Antonique Smith
Mara Maria Bello
Kevin Jason Isaacs
Gilly Denzel Whitaker
Director John Singleton
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: LionsgateGuidance: Violence, some swearing. Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 23 Sep 2011