5.6/10
28,685
133 user 73 critic

Survivor (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 29 May 2015 (USA)
Trailer
2:06 | Trailer

Watch for Free

on IMDb TV

ALL
A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York City, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed for crimes she did not commit.

Director:

James McTeigue

Writer:

Philip Shelby
Reviews
Popularity
4,659 ( 1,127)

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paddy Wallace ... Johnny Talbot
Parker Sawyers ... Ray
Bashar Rahal ... Militiaman #2
Royce Pierreson ... Range Finder
Ben Starr ... Sniper
Sean Teale ... Alvin Murdock
Regé-Jean Page ... Robert Purvell (as Rege-Jean Page)
Jing Lusi ... Joyce Su
Antonia Thomas ... Naomi Rosenbaum
Milla Jovovich ... Kate Abbott
Dylan McDermott ... Sam Parker
Frances de la Tour ... Sally
Robert Forster ... Bill Talbot
Jerry-Jane Pears Jerry-Jane Pears ... Nymphet (as Jerry Jane Pears)
Roger Rees ... Emil Balan
Edit

Storyline

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. Written by Ben Read

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

His next target is now hunting him See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, some action and brief strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Pushto | Mandarin

Release Date:

29 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A túlélő See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The City of Westminister College was the location used for several of the Embassy rooms and offices; specifically, the Embassy Conference Room where Parker addresses the visa crew and introduces Kate Abbott as their go-to woman for all suspicious visa applications; the visa bullpen where Kate interrogates Dr. Emil Balan; Ambassador Crane's office, and Kate's office wíth a crucial view over the bullpen. See more »

Goofs

When Sam pulls up outside St Pancras an unmarked police car pulls in behind him with siren blaring and no blue lights. In the next shot, the occupants are seen getting out of the car and suddenly there are blue flashing lights behind the grill. See more »

Quotes

Nash: [on the upcoming bombing] For Emil it's personal but for you it's all about greed
Pavlou: For a hundred million it's a lot more than that
See more »

Crazy Credits

In the three-dimensional animated end credits, images form by flurries of random letters in the background, e.g. of Milla Jovovich's face, the Capitol and the US Foreign Service logo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Making of 'Survivor' (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love This Time Of Year
Written by John Cacavas (ASCAP), Hal David (ASCAP)
Published by Bruton APM (ASCAP)
Courtesy of 5 APM
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
So many good ingredients but the flavour is bland...
30 May 2015 | by admtech69See all my reviews

I was really looking forward to this film, Director James McTeigue had made me an instant fan with "V for Vendetta".

Pierce Brosnan did an admirable job with the material that he was given, evoking the same ice cold villain persona that he had perfected in such films as "The Fourth Protocol" and "Don't Talk to Strangers".

Milla Jovovich is a decent actress but much of her role involves reacting to situations with close ups of shock/surprise. It was not a good fit.

Supporting actors including Robert Forster and Angela Basset round out the impressive cast but they are largely wasted.

I see 2 main issues with this film:

1) The storyline is very clichéd, especially the predictable 3rd act and much of the dialogue is very stilted. 2) The CGI in many parts is sub par and takes you out of your suspension of disbelief.

Having said all this, I still found it to be a competent thriller worth watching with these caveats.


50 of 82 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 133 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed