Don’t Mess With an Ex-CIA Assassin
Release Date: May 10, 2013
Genre: Spy Movie
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Runtime: 104 minutes
Distributor: The Weinstein Company/Radius-TWC
Director: Phillip Stolzl
Executive Producer: Peter Bevan, Eric Brenner, Jeremy Burdek, Judy Cairo, James Gibb, David Harfield, Leo Joseph, Naddia Khamlichi, Mark Kress, Howard Meltzer, Jason Rimok, Michael Simpson, Gilles Waterkeyn, Harry Winter
Writer: Arash Amel
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Ben Logan is an American who works for a multinational corporation in Belgium providing high-tech security. Ben is desperately trying to reconnect with his 15-year-old daughter after the recent death of her mother, his ex-wife. With her being in a new country with no friends, she distances herself from him.
At work, Ben is looking for flaws in advanced security locks. In the process, he finds some discrepancies with the patents. He informs his boss and is told not to worry about it. The very next day when Ben comes into work, everything and everyone is gone, the office empty. Ben knows something is terribly wrong when he thwarts off the attack of an assassin that he kills. Now on the run from the police and trained killers, Ben reveals to his daughter Amy that he used to work for the CIA, until he was banned from America for disobeying orders.
Ben and Amy search for answers and evade death again and again. Amy distances herself more and more from her father, who she feels she doesn’t even know anymore. What Ben uncovers is a corporate and CIA scandal that could hurt powerful individuals and a certain person from his past. Will he be able to fix the situation before they get to him and his daughter? Also, will Ben be able to earn his daughter’s love and respect?
ERASED holds intensity and mystery throughout the movie even though the storyline lacks originality and freshness. The dialogue is weak in many points and holds little value for the characters. The strongest point of movie is the relationship between Ben and his daughter, which starts off rocky but ends on a heartwarming note. There is a clear moral worldview of not compromising ones morals and beliefs no matter what the situation. Caution is advised for some strong action violence and brief foul language.
ERASED holds intensity and mystery throughout, but the storyline lacks originality and freshness. The dialogue is weak in many points and holds little value for the characters. The movie’s strongest point is the relationship between Ben and his daughter, which starts off rocky but ends on a heartwarming note. There’s a clear moral worldview of not compromising one’s morals and beliefs, no matter what the situation. MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for some strong action violence and brief foul language.