Arash Amel's plot is a hodgepodge of threadbare motifs, liberally cut and pasted from every thriller you've seen.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
"Erased" isn't actively bad, it's just doing something that has been done a whole lot better before.
| Original Score: C
'Frances Ha' is the most purely enjoyable and sweet-tempered movie the exceptionally talented Baumbach has made his nearly two decades as a director.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
'Erased' is an entertaining enough action outing with plenty of well-done elements to recommend it.
| Original Score: 3/5
It promises little, and half-heartedly delivers.
| Original Score: 2/4
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Liberato gives a smart, nonwhining performance as the good girl coping with Daddy's lack of job security. Eckhart's another matter.
| Original Score: 1/4
A bearable if unremarkable composite of the "Taken" movies and "Three Days of the Condor."
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
A confidently engineered, propulsive piece of intelligent action cinema.
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.
A thriller whose storytelling ingredients are so familiar that one could watch it with the sound off and still know what's going on.
An unabashed knockoff of the Taken films ...
It's as distinct from its genre forerunners as Aldi is from Lidl, but German director Philipp Stölzl keeps things moving at a fair clip.