A bearable if unremarkable composite of the "Taken" movies and "Three Days of the Condor."
Jeannette Catsoulis - New York Times
A thriller whose storytelling ingredients are so familiar that one could watch it with the sound off and still know what's going on.
Chuck Wilson - Village Voice
Most people can only watch the same movie so many times. But Philipp Stolzl is clearly hopeful that when you're done with "Taken" (and "Taken 2"), you'll want more of the same.
Elizabeth Weitzman - New York Daily News
'Frances Ha' is the most purely enjoyable and sweet-tempered movie the exceptionally talented Baumbach has made his nearly two decades as a director.
Glenn Kenny - MSN Movies
'Erased' is an entertaining enough action outing with plenty of well-done elements to recommend it.
Kate Erbland - MSN Movies
"Erased" isn't actively bad, it's just doing something that has been done a whole lot better before.
Tom Long - Detroit News
The only sure way to avoid the loss of any more I.Q. points in the world today is to stay away from movies like Erased.
Rex Reed - New York Observer
A confidently engineered, propulsive piece of intelligent action cinema.
Dennis Harvey - Variety
Liberato gives a smart, nonwhining performance as the good girl coping with Daddy's lack of job security. Eckhart's another matter.
Farran Smith Nehme - New York Post
Arash Amel's plot is a hodgepodge of threadbare motifs, liberally cut and pasted from every thriller you've seen.
Michael Posner - Globe and Mail
Eckhart and Liberato may not act as if they're in Retread-land - Olga Kurylenko, meanwhile, as a CIA handler, barely acts at all - but this "Erased" is eminently forgettable.
Robert Abele - Los Angeles Times
you lose interest in (Erased) very early on.
James Luxford - The National
Good opening premise and a fine cast, including Olga Kurylenko, but "Erased" is otherwise a story well-travelled.
Paul Chambers - Movie Chambers
Eckhart's cold blue eyes, sturdy, unsuspecting frame and his chiselled, pointy Doberman features stir a sense of murky mystery that fit the role particularly well and add extra juice to some rather overcooked scenes.
Katherine Monk - Canada.com
[Erased] turns out in the end to be a solid VOD release, with Eckhart lifting his leading role out of anonymity and claiming it with a driven if not outstanding performance.
Mark Zhuravsky - The Playlist
...a fast paced thriller with high tension that never lets up, with award-quality music by Jeff Danna and fine performances by Eckhart, Liberato, and Kurylenko...
Tony Medley - Tolucan Times
Characters we genuinely care about are lost in a movie that almost dissipates before our very eyes.
A cold and lifeless feature that offers a couple of good performances yet it fails to tell any sort of an intriguing story.
JimmyO - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
The combination of Arash Amel's convoluted but involving screenplay, Philipp Stoelzl's sure-handed helming, and some brisk editing make Erased one of the more intelligent and gripping international thrillers of recent years.
David Noh - Film Journal International
Although Erased goes through the motions of its various spy games efficiently enough, you never completely forget that you're watching an imitation of far better movies.
Ethan Alter - Television Without Pity
It promises little, and half-heartedly delivers.
Stephen Whitty - Newark Star-Ledger
Everything about Erased feels generic, from the dialogue to the plot twists to the action sequences.
Josh Bell - Las Vegas Weekly
If you're a spy thriller fan or love the perpetually underrated (and in need of a better agent) Eckhart, you may be surprised. Everyone else has a better alternative this weekend.
Brian Tallerico - HollywoodChicago.com
Erased may be earnest, but at its core, it's empty
Bill Gibron - Film Racket
A sort of poor man's Liam Neeson revenge movie, where every call is placed from a pay phone and every other scene seems to take place in a train station.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky - AV Club
"Taken." In Belgium. Yawn.
There's a distinct softball atmosphere to Erased that's keeps the effort forgettable, unless of course you're a student of the patent application process.
Brian Orndorf - Blu-ray.com
Blessed with a perfect title, Erased will quickly disappear from the memory.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Common Sense Media
An unabashed knockoff of the Taken films ...
Eric Hynes - Time Out
'Erased' has excellent thriller potential -- but those dysfunctional father/daughter interactions interfere with what I expect from this genre.
Betty Jo Tucker - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
It's a serviceable thriller, but brings nothing new to the arena.
Staci Layne Wilson - StaciWilson.com
The film seldom pushes beyond the bare-minimum dictates of the thriller, only rarely offering up a memorable action sequence.
Andrew Schenker - Slant Magazine
Liana Liberato is amazing. The child actor who gave a breakout performance in "Trust" (2010) has blossomed into an actress of tremendous range.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
This solid chase thriller uses a template that recalls Taken, without ever reaching the same heights.
David Aldridge - Radio Times
Eckhart makes a decent Damon stand-in, but there's nothing here than hasn't been done (better) before.
Paul M. Bradshaw - Total Film
It's a smartly paced and decently made mixture of The Bourne Conspiracy and Taken but has one major drawback: Eckhart is neither Matt Damon nor Liam Neeson.
Derek Malcolm - This is London
It's as distinct from its genre forerunners as Aldi is from Lidl, but German director Philipp Stolzl keeps things moving at a fair clip.
Guy Lodge - Time Out
Although telling a decent story, on the whole The Expatriate is ultimately rather forgettable - not to mention the frustrating predictability of the narrative.
Stefan Pape - HeyUGuys
In a supporting role as a CIA bureau chief, Olga Kurylenko looks half-asleep. Who can blame her?
Robbie Collin - Daily Telegraph
Lianna Liberato's Amy is stunned when dad suddenly reveals all manner of unexpected skills. What kind of father can kill an assailant with his bare hands, speak umpteen languages and unravel a murky international conspiracy?
Jason Best - Movie Talk
Engaging and enjoyable thriller, enlivened by a sharp script, pacey direction, solid action sequences and strong performances from both Aaron Eckhart and Liana Liberato.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
It doesn't entirely insult the intelligence, but often leans towards the indifferent.