DVD Review: The Expatriate
The daddy-daughter spy thriller made popular by Liam Neeson in Taken a few years back, gets another outing with Aaron Eckhart in a similarly unexpected action role. Eckhart plays a security consultant working for a European company in Belgium. He’s a solo dad trying to raise his teenage daughter whilst hacking security devices to make them more secure and profitable for his company.
But then one day he discovers that the company he was working for has just disappeared into thin air, along with all record of him having worked there. Worse still, some nasty men are trying to kill him and his daughter. Good job that he’s an ex-CIA kill team member and knows his stuff.
For a high octane thriller, The Expatriate is surprisingly good. Granted, there isn’t an ounce of originality in this film, and the plot is fairly predictable, but it still manages to get the adrenaline pumping and there are a few surprises in store.
Rating: M Violence.