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
Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 in London was the location used for Kate's departure to New York City. Terminal 5 was opened in 2008. The main building in the complex is the largest free-standing structure in the UK. Designed to handle thirty-five million passengers a year, the terminal building cost four billion British pounds to build, and took nineteen years from conception to completion, including the longest public inquiry in British history. See more »
The very first screen shows the moon at 5:02am UTC on July 18. Kandahar is +4 1/2 hours UTC so 9:32am local time in July would be bright daylight and not dark moonlight. See more »
[answering the phone]
I always liked your instincts.
Oh, Sam, you're alive!
Yeah. You, too, from what I hear.
Mostly. So I guess this is what we're doing with our lives.
Yeah, it is. Kate, there were over a million people out there tonight, and you saved them all.
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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 »
Christmas All Over The World
Performed by Little Murders
Written by Rob Griffiths (BMI)
Published by Big Tiger Music (BMI) See more »
Jovovich Excels, The Film Not so Much
Similar to another recent action film "Everly", Survivor gets by thanks to an utterly convincing, magnetic and devoted performance from lead star Milla Jovovich, I'm a big fan of hers and it's great to see her take on an action role. That being said, there isn't an awful lot of action or thrills. The first explosion in the restaurant is actually well shot, intense and very dramatic. Jovovich' character Kate runs around London fleeing a hit-man played by a charismatic Pierce Brosnan. There are a few well staged yet short-lived shootouts, but nothing to get your heart racing.
The real issue with Survivor is the hammy and sometimes unusual dialogue, as well as a rather bland story that focuses on betrayal and the ripples of 9/11. I was in it for performances and the impressive all-star cast who do what they can. 5 stars go towards Milla Jovovich, the other star goes towards the film being able to hold my attention despite it being a rather generic action vehicle, so I award a 6/10 rating.
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