Foreign Service security officer Kate Abbot (Milla
works for the American Embassy (in London, United Kingdom) and she finds
herself framed for a terrorist bombing that was meant to kill her and she must
evade capture by the government (and being killed by an assassin known as Nash
aka the Watchmaker (Pierce Brosnan)).
She has been investigating suspicious VISA applications to the USA
that were pushed through by someone at the embassy. She has few people
she can trust including
Sam (Dylan McDermott) while the ambassador (Angela Bassett) wants Kate out of
the way no matter what the truth is.
Kate races against time to clear her name and uncover the plot that the
Watchmaker is involved in.
SURVIVOR is a fast paced thriller directed by
(V FOR VENDETTA) with great central performances from Milla Jovovich and Pierce
Brosnan (who is undergoing a great series of roles recently from ex-spy in THE
NOVEMBER MAN to an assassin in this
movie). Milla and Pierce take center
stage whenever they are on the screen and especially when they are facing off
against each other. James McTeigue has
done a wonderful directing job from Philip Shelby’s script. The
only thing that lets down SURVIVOR is
the special effects budget is too small (for a couple of effects shots). SURVIVOR
is worth either a rental or even
buying for repeat viewings.
THE MAKING OF SURVIVOR (5:25) is a behind-the-scenes
featurette that looks at how the movie came together, what the cast and crew
thought of the script, and the making of the movie with behind-the-scenes
footage and interviews
Five deleted scenes (about ten minutes total)
scenes that could have been left in the movie (including Kate’s romantic
relationship), but the other three scenes were definitely cut for pacing and
story clarification reasons.
Also included on the disc is the theatrical trailer
SURVIVOR and previews for KIDNAPPING MR. HEINEKEN, DAWN PATROL, BY THE GUN, and
FINAL ANALYSIS: SURVIVOR is a great thriller
shines because of the script, direction, and Milla and Pierce going
This review is ©6-24-2015
David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission. Send all comments
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