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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.

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James McTeigue

Writer:

Philip Shelby

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

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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 »

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Pushto | Mandarin

Release Date:

29 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Survivor See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,839,100
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was released in the same year as numerous other spy, espionage, intelligence, and secret agent movies, with a couple of them also comedies. The movies include Spy (2015) (a Bond spoof); Spectre (2015); Sicario (2015) (F.B.I.; which has a title which is almost an anagram of Ian Fleming's "Risico" (1960) James Bond short story, bar the letter "A"); Survivor (2015) starring Pierce Brosnan; Black Mass (2015) (F.B.I.); Mortdecai (2015) (has an MI5 Agent lead character); Queen of the Desert (2015) (central character was a World War I attaché to the British Secret Service); the Bondian Furious 7 (2015); Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015); Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies (2015) (a cold war espionage thriller); The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) (Ian Fleming was an original co-creator); MI-5 (2015); and Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) (a Bondesque homage), a 2014 film, but which was mostly widely theatrically released in 2015. Also in theaters in 2015 from 2014, was Pierce Brosnan and Quantum of Solace (2008)'s Olga Kurylenko in The November Man (2014); and the heavily Oscar nominated World War II espionage film, The Imitation Game (2014). First released in 2014, were 3 Days to Kill (2014) and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). See more »

Goofs

Nash's Steyr HS .50 cal sniper rifle has a characteristic 'floating barrel' which aids accuracy. Nash, on two occasions, lays the barrel itself on a wall to make a shot - no experienced sniper or shooter would do such. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Nash: Kate...
Kate Abbott: Times up!
[stamps on his hands making him slide down and over a sky scraper roof plunging into Times Square far below]
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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
Written by Aram Mandossian (BMI) / Traditional (PD)
Published by Engine Co 30 Music Publishing (BMI)
Performed by 5 Alarm Music
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Generic And Slightly Boring With Gaps In Logic
6 June 2015 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

A young woman working for the US government in their London bureau survives a bombing that kills several of her colleagues and goes on the run from her own side who believe she was responsible for the bombing and the terrorist cell who want her out of the way while they plan their next spectacular terrorist event

And that's it plot wise . Mila Jovovich plays an entirely generic heroine on the run while Pierce Brosnan plays a completely generic villain and consderin he used to play James Bond you'd think he'd bring a lot more to the party . The action involves heroine running from point A to point B pursued by either her own side and evading them , the villains almost catching her and the heroine escaping just in the nick of time . She then run from point B to point C and she eventually manages to escape from point Y to point Z . And that's about it as far as excitement goes in a very contrived thriller which doesn't live up to the tag of thriller

It's difficult to review a film like this because it just leaves me with total and absolute indifference . here's nothing truly dreadful about it but by the same yardstick absolutely nothing compelling about it . Two things I did stick in my memory though is a bombing in a restaurant and the force of the explosion meant it must have weighed tens of pounds and how would someone be able to smuggle a bomb in that size ? The other thing was generic bad guys posing as terrorists when their motives are entirely financial and ot political/religious . If you're making a thriller about terrorists at least have the balls to portray them as having terrorist motives . t's not like you'll receive unprovoked hate mail from ISIS . Apart from these two irritants I can't remember anything about this film after watching it . In fact I forgot I was watching it while watching it !


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