Survivor (2015)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 38 mins

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After she is framed for a terrorist bombing, a foreign service officer (Milla Jovovich) must evade those who want to capture or kill her so that she can stop the real perpetrator from carrying out a much deadlier plan.
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Cast: Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan

Crew: James McTeigue (Director), Danny Ruhlmann (Director of Photography), Ilan Eshkeri (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller

Release Dates: 18 Sep 2015 (India)

Tagline: Framed. Abandoned. Hunted.

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*SPOILER*  Engaging and socially relevant thriller

"Survivor" is the usual Hollywood chase thriller and action potboiler filled with riveting moments thanks to the superlative casting and the terrific performances by the ensemble cast.The enigmatic Milla Jovovich, the reliable Pierce Brosnan(hold ur breath.. in a negative role) and the subtle Dylan McDermott carry the film forward with able support by Angela Basset,Frances De La Tour, Robert Forrester,Roger Rees and James D'Arcy. The glitches come in the form of how Kate Abott played Milla goes on a run without even hiding her face with cameras through the road, malls, parks,railway station and even the airport tracking most of her movements around.Sometimes I felt even Bollywood masala had better sense n logic.Barring this one downer and at a run time of 98 minutes, this is one racy thriller even if you find it predictable at times.Watch it for the decent performances, good production values and thrills.

as Kate Abbott
as Nash
as Maureen Cranepaul
as Naomi Rosenbaum
as Militiaman #2
as Sniper
as Zafer Pavlou
as Loomis
as Sam Parker
Supporting Actress
as Lisa Carr
as Paul Anderson
as Joyce Su
as Margaret Richards
as Johnny Talbot
as Robert Purvell
as Bill Talbot
as Dr. Emil Balan
as Range Finder
as New Zealand Scientist
as Alvin Murdoch
as Helen


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Film Type:
Feature Film
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies)
Framed. Abandoned. Hunted.
His next target is now hunting him
The beginning scenes of the move give times as UTC and GMT. While they can be interchanged, doing so in the movie is confusing and unnecessary.

Character Error
(at around 1h 11 mins) While Kate (Mila) was searching for information on her laptop, you can notice "Pharmaceutical" misspelled "Pharmacuetical".

Near the end of the movie when Kate knocks The Watchmaker off the side of the building, you see The Watchmaker's hand slip off of the edge but in the next shot his hand is still holding on.

The City Of London Skyscraper, 122 Leadenhall, AKA 'The Cheesegrater' is shown in a flyby establishing shot. We then switch to an interior office with a view of the City skyline in which 122 Leadenhall is missing, not yet constructed.

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.

(at around 40 mins) Two characters are watching London through binoculars, 1 with gloves, 1 without. The bare-handed guy hands the gloved one the binoculars, and the next shot is a close-up of these, but the hands are bare; next shot has the gloved hands lowering the binoculars again.

Factual Mistake
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.

Factual Mistake
The CAC identification card used by government employees does not have any sort of 'tracking' chip. The chip that the bad guys hacked to enable them to track Adams was just the normal chip with security credentials (authentication and encryptions keys).

Factual Mistake
Kate's motorbike is a 2-cylindre boxer BMW. But the motor sound comes clearly from a four cylinders in a row engine.

Factual Mistake
Kate Abbott goes to the airport and buys a plane ticket from London to New York on the busiest travel time of the year without any problems. So does the "watchmaker".

During the scenes on the London Underground that are supposed to be at King's Cross St Pancras the rolling stock are of Jubilee type carriages that do not run to that station. It is filmed on old platforms at Charing Cross Underground station. Also the famous LU "Roundel" sates "Kings Cross", the station is always stated as "Kings Cross St Pancras".

Revealing Mistakes
At the end of the staircase scene you can hear someone say, "Good shot".

Revealing Mistakes
The entire terrorist plot revolves around supplying explosive gas to replace the cooling gas for the LEDs in the ball at Times Square. There is absolutely no need to supply any coolant for the ball. The premise for the movie doesn't exist.
Some of the New York New Year's Eve street scenes at the end of the film were actually filmed on the South Colonnade at Canary Wharf in London, in front of the One Canada Square and Citibank buildings.

British independent watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin was asked to be a consultant for the scenes where Pierce Brosnan is at a workbench. Upon meeting, Pierce Brosnan was so impressed by Peter that he purchased one of his watches for himself and subsequently Peter Speake-Marin asked Pierce Brosnan to become a brand ambassador, which he agreed. Pierce Brosnan is possibly the most high-profile celebrity to become an ambassador for any independent watchmaker. Prior to his official role as ambassador, Pierce can be seen wearing a Speake-Marin 'Piccadilly' wristwatch during filming, in candid photographs post-production and a pink gold model during his 2015 Super-Bowl commercial for Kia. In the movie the store location at 29 Bruton Street is labeled PSM Bespoke Watchmakers; PSM is an abbreviation commonly used by Peter Speake-Marin.

This was Roger Rees' final film before his death on July 10, 2015 at the age of 71.

The third film that both Dylan McDermott and Robert Forster have worked together in. The first was Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and the second was Automata (2015)

Kate Abbott (Milla Jovovich) is described as a Foreign Service Officer and State Department employee in the synopsis, and as a member of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security in the dialogue. This context indicates that she is a Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent. All Special Agents are considered to be Foreign Service Officers. Diplomatic Security is the same agency for which Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson's character, Luke Hobbs, works in the Fast & Furious series.

Dylan McDermott and Angela Bassett previously appeared together in 2013's Olympus Has Fallen

Actors: Dylan McDermott and Angela Bassett both had recurring roles in the horror television anthology American Horror Story. But were never on the same season with McDermott starring as the troubled psychologist/husband/father 'Ben Harmon' in the first season eventually subtitled: Murder House. While Bassett portrayed 'Marie Laveau; the Voodoo Queen' in the third season subtitled: Coven. Bassett also played the spunky 'Desiree Dupree; a three breasted freak show performer' in the fourth season subtitled: Freak Show.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Survivor (Tamil)