• Released
  • May 17, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 44 min
  • Action/Adventure

The Playlist

By Mark Zhuravsy
Erased starts out strong...but for the rest of the running time, we are watching Ben catch up with us, and that makes for uninteresting cinema no matter how kinetic the action.
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Time Out London

By Guy Lodge
Don’t tell Liam Neeson, but someone had the gall to make a violent Euro-thriller about a rampaging American dad without him. And not a bad one either.
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Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
The film seldom pushes beyond the bare-minimum dictates of the thriller, only rarely offering up a memorable action sequence.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Depending on your age and memory, you’ll recognize cinematic DNA from everything from "Three Days of the Condor" to the "Taken" and "Bourne" franchises in this tale of a father and daughter on the run from an evil conspiracy.
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Village Voice

By Chuck Wilson
A thriller whose storytelling ingredients are so familiar that one could watch it with the sound off and still know what's going on.
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The Guardian

This semi-efficient, Belgian-set timewaster fuses Taken with Unknown, and almost works.
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Total Film

By Paul Bradshaw
Eckhart makes a decent Damon stand-in, but there’s nothing here than hasn’t been done (better) before.
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Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
Eckhart’s status as the most likable too-handsome man this side of Chris Isaak will endure long after this film is erased from memory — which starts immediately.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Most people can only watch the same movie so many times. But Philipp Stölzl is clearly hopeful that when you’re done with “Taken” (and “Taken 2”), you’ll want more of the same. Should that be the case, this undistinguished but decent knockoff is ready to satisfy.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Erased, I predict, is a word that will be used to describe what happens to your memory of this cloned facsimile of a movie immediately after watching it.
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34 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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