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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Copycat thriller mixes violence, father/daughter bonding.

Movie R 2013 100 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Much better than reviews would have you believe

I am astounded by the low rating of quality, and the 17+ recommendation for this movie. I'm definitely more conservative with the movies I watch and this one was an extremely soft R. Very minimal swearing, no sex/nudity/innuendo. (just a hinted at romance that unfortunately...well anyways) Character development was good. Yes, the violence is hard hitting but it's never bloody and it comes in very short episodes. Overall an exciting, suspenseful movie and very entertaining movie. The relationship between the father and his daughter as well was believable and eventually, very sweet.

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Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

German-born director Philipp Stolzl makes his English-language debut with this utterly routine thriller. ERASED (formerly known as The Expatriate) lazily borrows plot twists and ideas from many other recent thrillers, especially those starring Liam Neeson. Though Stolzl's work may be competent, his fight and chase sequences are numbingly familiar and barely even quicken the pulse.

The characters are perhaps even worse. Eckhart's Ben becomes a horribly unsympathetic dad, completely lacking in parenting instincts. He has somehow forgotten his daughter's deadly peanut allergy, and even when wounded in a fight, he dresses his own wounds before tending to hers. The movie attempts to make Liberato into a tough teen, but the attempt feels tired. And poor Olga Kurylenko has nothing to do but speak tensely into telephones and stalk around in various hallways. Blessed with a perfect title, Erased will quickly disappear from the memory.

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