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Survivor (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 29 May 2015 (USA)
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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.


James McTeigue


Philip Shelby





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 ... Nymphet (as Jerry Jane Pears)
Roger Rees ... Emil Balan


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


From the Producers of Olympus Has Fallen and the Director of V for Vendetta See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


When her friend holding the art show tells Kate, "I know you have a thing for the underworld", it could be an oblique reference to Milla Jovovich's band's work on the Underworld soundtrack. as well as Milla starring in the Resident Evil film franchise, a franchise compared to the Underworld film franchise, in that they are both supernatural franchises produced by Sony, with a tough female battling evil. As a further oblique reference, in 1999, there was a book in the Resident Evil series called "Underworld". See more »


As Kate is walking to the restaurant, she is wearing black high heels. After the incident at Hyde Park, she's suddenly wearing beige high heels. See more »


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
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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 »


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


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

Kind of flat thriller
13 July 2015 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I am pretty sure that if you have seen your share of thrillers, you will have a great feeling of deja vu while watching "Survivor". The same basic plot has been done many times before. To be fair, there are a few fresh touches, like the fact that the heroine of the movie is not a superwoman, just very smart. And Milla Jovovich does do pretty well in this role. And for what was just reportedly just a $20 million budget, the movie generally looks pretty good. Anyway, I wouldn't have minded that fairly predictable script had the main problem I had with the movie not existed, and that problem is that the movie isn't very exciting or tense enough. There's almost a matter-of-fact feeling throughout. We don't sense that the heroine is in real danger or that something very bad is brewing that could bring a major disaster. Maybe had the budget been higher, the production could have not only put in a few more action sequences, but made them more elaborate, which might have gotten the blood really pumping. This movie really isn't bad, but it's without much needed bite. By the way, fans of Angela Bassett and/or Robert Forster should be warned that they are given precious little to do.

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English | Pushto | Mandarin

Release Date:

29 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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