Director: James McTeigue
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Milla Jorovich,Dylan McDermitt, James D'Arcy
Genre: Action Thriller
Country of Origin: USA, UK 2015 96 mins.
Released by Lionsgate
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.
James McTeigue's Survivor clings precariously onto the coat tails of world terrorism in a cat and mouse game that lacks suspence and hangs by its finger tips to a wafer thin script and hopes that a quality cast and 9/11 type finale will carry the day.
Kate Abbott (Milla Jovovich), a State Department employee newly posted to the US embassy in London screens visa applicants going to the US. Alarm bells ring when Romanian Scientist Emil Balan (Roger Rees) who specialises in gases applies to attend a medical conference in the States but Kate's concern is overridden by her superior (Robert Forster). Link in with contract killer 'The Watchmaker' (Pierce Brosnan) who's hired to take out Kate and Inspector Paul Anderson (James D'Arcy) who wants to nab her as she's a suspect in a restaurant bombing and it's run and keep running Kate because we can all see you while The Watchmaker slips between CCTV cameras with the ease of an invisible man as the chase goes State side to a 9/11 type attack in Times Square on New Year's Eve.