Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
- Entertainment Weekly
Even for escapism, this is on the crazy side.
Janet Maslin - New York Times
The middling result, diverting while it lasts but too silly to recommend, is merely this week's funhouse action pic.
Mike Clark - USA Today
- Washington Post
Good action fun, with spectacular stunts and special effects.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Susan Stark - Detroit News
The advanced weaponry and nifty scopes notwithstanding, most of the gunplay is pretty standard-issue, with most of the victims being anonymous targets present just to be picked off.
Todd McCarthy - Variety
The bang-for-the-buck ratio is high enough to appease even the thinnest wallet.
Rick Groen - Globe and Mail
The premise is moderately intriguing.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Welcome back, big guy.
Richard Corliss - TIME Magazine
Arnold Schwarzenegger tries his hardest to look formidable, forbidding and stern in Eraser, but what he mostly looks is tired.
Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times
As entertaining and solid as its leading man.
Big-budget action filmmaking at its dullest.
- TV Guide's Movie Guide
It's the sort of plot you've seen so many times before that you forget exactly where you've seen it before, though you know it probably worked better then.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
It's a movie constructed around three or four self-consciously 'cool' episodes, and passably entertaining as such, but there's also an awful lot of uncool contrivance, coincidence and contempt for the audience.
- Time Out
James Caan is good as the heavy, but the movie degenerates into routine comic-book mayhem.
Chuck O'Leary - Fantastica Daily
...a minor addition to the Schwarzenegger oeuvre
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Schwarzenegger delivers big action, big stunts and high-tech suspense, but Eraser ultimately fails to thrill.
John Wirt - Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Explosions, stunts, big guns, and Ah-nuld.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Second-rate Arnold, but entertainingly over-the-top.
Rob Thomas - Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
I'm a Schwarzenegger fan, except for the comedies.
Victoria Alexander - FilmsInReview.com
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
Susan Tavernetti - Palo Alto Weekly
Rob Vaux - Flipside Movie Emporium
It's a little better than the godawful script it was based on, but not by much.
Luke Y. Thompson - New Times
A film that didn't need much effort to be erased from viewers' memories.
Dragan Antulov - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Tony Toscano - Talking Pictures (U.S.)
Nicolas Lacroix - Showbizz.net
Caan's character is great, Robert Pastorelli's ex-wiseguy is enlisted to help and provide a little stereotype comic relief and Arnold makes a mid-air exit from an airplane that makes for one groovy action sequence.
James Rocchi - Netflix
OK, this movie's plot isn't extremely clever or original, but what I care about is that it's fast and furious, and that director Chuck Russell knows how to craft a kick-ass action scene.
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Even by action movie standards, this is a soulless recital of formula.
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
This is one of those movies where good guys don't miss, and bad guys can't shoot to save their lives.
Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle
- Boxoffice Magazine
Se ha alguem procurando um filme de acao constante e historia inexistente, este e o filme.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
'Eraser' is not great moviemaking, but it is fun.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Is it just me, or is Arnold Schwarzenegger's accent getting worse? I think it is, as is his acting ability, as well as his choice of films to star in.
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
We've seen Schwarzenegger do all this before, and in films superior to this passable but workmanlike effort.
Joey O'Bryan - Austin Chronicle
Extremely predictable and derivative.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Williams isn't required to do much more than look beleaguered and beautiful, which she does admirably.
Barbara Shulgasser - San Francisco Examiner
The funniest action picture this year.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
Madeleine Williams - Cinematter
Manages a few solidly entertaining moments, and serves up the kind of meat-and-potatoes action Schwarzenegger's fans have come to expect.
Scott Renshaw - rec.arts.movies.reviews
On the Schwarzenegger career curve, this is one step forward and two giant steps back.
Ian Nathan - Empire Magazine