Survivor (2015)

5.4/10 by 462 users

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

Release Date:May 21, 2015
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Production Company:Nu Image Films, Winkler Films, Millennium Films, Survivor Productions
Production Countries:United Kingdom, United States of America
Director:James McTeigue
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Plot Keywords:new year's eve, fire, showdown, terrorist, embassy, hand grenade, truck, laboratory, on the run, orphan, death, cigarette lighter, microscope, hazmat suit
  • Not sure if I should be yawning or laughing
    August 31, 2015

    It's difficult to put time into writing a review of a movie that the writer/ director didn't put time into doing basic research. My first hint that this would be incredulous was the very first scene which was a pre-dawn raid in Afghanistan at '05.02 UTC'. Well, that's actually 9:32 Afghan time and the sun has long been up. The next scene took place sometime in the morning in London and gave the 'GMT' timezone. Hmmm.. GMT and UTC are the same thing for practical purposes. OK, enough about timezones... However, the rest of the movie was full of the same type of nonsense - it would have been enjoyable if the writer/ director had at least some sort of clue about government protocols and procedures (I'm no expert, but I at least have a clue): Visa clerks are relatively low-level employees that don't warrant expert international terrorists to try to kill them because they denied a visa to someone. Senior embassy staff don't give the OK to host countries to kill their staff because of shallow and questionable evidence. Host nationals cannot demand that a US embassy gives a visa to anyone. Ah... enough already. I didn't finish the movie it was so bad.