‘Viper Club’ Film Review: Susan Sarandon Spy Drama Packs a Punch

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‘Viper Club’ Film Review: Susan Sarandon Spy Drama Packs a Punch
The poster and trailer for “Viper Club” makes it look like a hard-driving thriller about a mother (Susan Sarandon) doing anything she can to free her journalist son from terrorists in Syria. That’s understandable from a marketing standpoint, but “Viper Club” is actually a low-key, elegantly structured drama about the price you need to pay in order to save people’s lives or ease their suffering.

Director Maryam Keshavarz (“Circumstance”), along with co-writer Jonathan Mastro, begins her film with a title that dedicates it to conflict journalists and human aid workers in war zones, and that same earnestness has gone into the film itself, which takes it time to set up Sarandon’s lead character, Helen, who works as an emergency-room nurse.

When the film begins, Helen’s son Andy has been missing for two and a half months. She is meeting with the FBI and trying to go
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