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4.0 out of 5 stars Better that I expected
An ok watchable movie. I would have given it 3.5 stars really, so it is on the right side of OK to Good. I round it up as they managed to make a good movie on a much smaller budget, than the average Hollywood block buster that make an Ok movie with a much higher budget. I think that deserves a round up. The main reason it lost one star for me was they made the story...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bland
As others have stated this is basically, a European thriller about a man whose identity is erased set in a Jason Bourne style of editing, music and action or at a push in terms of style the Liam Neeson film Taken.

Sadly whilst well filmed, with clear editing, a few nice car stunts, gun shoot outs and fights galore, the film runs well out of steam over it's long...
Published on 23 April 2013 by chelios1981


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2.0 out of 5 stars Painfully generic, 7 Jun. 2014
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A good cast wasted on something that's been done better many times before. If you want a predictable cookie cutter action thriller its fine.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, 4 Jun. 2014
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Good storyline with unexpected twists. Somewhat James Bond-ish but the acting wad believable. I'm glad they stopped making women in the movies look like helpless twits and this one accomplished that with the daughter. It portrayed her as a teenager but an intelligent one which was great. Enjoyable movie.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible film, don't bother., 13 April 2014
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Thought this would be worth a punt for a couple of quid... how bad could it be?

Very bad.

Boring, predictable, poor script, bad acting, characters you don't care about. Not even worth the price of the disc it's burnt on.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Taken Rip Off, 2 Mar. 2014
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Ok thriller but clearly cashing in on the Taken success. All v predictable and a bit cliched. Average all round
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3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable watch.., 27 Feb. 2014
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The file is a little slow, but when it gets going it is a reasonable watch, lots of action and a reasonable plot. It is a well known plot, but my wife and I both enjoyed watching it.,...
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2.0 out of 5 stars No english subtitles, 12 Feb. 2014
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Absolutly no subtitles... That's a pity. None of the DVD or BR formats are proposing english subtitles... This is not serious.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, 27 Dec. 2013
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this is a fast paced and clever action movie the script is well written and makes a very entertaining movie Eckhart plays a good role as the ex-cia hit man trying to make sense of a difficult situation he performs at his best when his daughter is kidnapped by a ruthless corporation intent on covering up a tragedy the way Eckhart goes about the rescue is superb and the acting by all the cast is good this film is worthy of several screenings
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3.0 out of 5 stars Blu-ray review, 17 Dec. 2013
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The Movie: As other reviewers have indicated, this is a Bourne-lite spy on the run action thriller set in Europe. It is totally formulaic and there is too much exposition in the dialogue (i.e. show, don't tell). I found the location subtitles that said "Brussels, Belgium" particularly amusing. However it's competently executed, the pacing is reasonable and it's well made.

The Disc: The UK disc from Koch Media is well worth the upgrade to Blu-ray. The picture is detailed with a fine layer of grain. There is a noticeable step down in quality on the cast and director interviews, which are in DVD quality and run for 14 mins. There are no other extras and no subtitles provided for the movie.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Above average thriller, 17 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: The Expatriate [DVD] (DVD)
This film is set in Belgium, the European Community's heart of darkness, but the bad guys as usual turn out to be an American Corporation and the CIA.
Aaron Eckhart plays the expatriate who works for a security company testing the efficiency of their systems. One morning he comes in for work and the company has disappeared. With his daughter he travels to the head office in Brussles to find that they deny all knowledge of him or his workplace. By now of course the alarm bells are ringing anmd before you know it a former colleague tries to kill him.
Of course we soon discover that this expatriate is an ex-CIA wet ops operative and it all gets very exciting.
I'm pleased to say that the director avoids the obvious device of a big set piece car chase and goes for a more realistic and gritty storyline in the vein of the Bourne films.
Aaron Eckhart makes a plausible action hero and it all makes for an enjoyable thriller.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Film, 14 July 2013
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The price was right, an enjoyable film but not one that I would want to see over and over again
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