The Expatriate

The Expatriate

Philipp Stölzl (2012)

15 Certificate


Our Score
This solid chase thriller uses a template that recalls Taken, without ever reaching the same heights. At most, it's watchable with Aaron Eckhart playing Ben Logan, an ex-CIA agent and security systems specialist who suddenly finds that both his personal and professional life has been erased. His office is stripped bare, his co-workers killed, and his emails and bank details deleted. With his moody teenage daughter (Liana Liberato) in tow, he strives to find out who is behind this mess, and crosses paths with former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko along the way. Filmed largely on location across Belgium, the movie is unevenly paced and the plot overly complicated. But committed performances from the always watchable Eckhart and from the talented Liberato (as good here as she was in creepy chatroom drama Trust) may be worth 100 minutes of your time.


An ex-CIA operative living in Belgium discovers his former employers have decided to eliminate him, and have erased all records of his existence. He is forced to flee across Europe from the agency's assassins with his teenage daughter, who had been unaware of her father's shady past. Action thriller, starring Aaron Eckhart and Olga Kurylenko.

Cast & Crew

Ben Logan Aaron Eckhart
Anna Brandt Olga Kurylenko
Amy Liana Liberato
Derek Kohler Neil Napier
Principal Gibbins Kate Linder
Floyd Alexander Fehling
James Halgate lll Garrick Hagon
Maitland Eric Godon
Marty Braemer David Bark-Jones
Mei Ling Debbie Wong
Director Philipp Stölzl
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Koch Media EntertainmentGuidance: Violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 5 Apr 2013