Survivor is nonsense. The manner in which you accept that affects your opinion of James McTeigue’s latest number.

Yet even when straining for the positives, there are a lot of flaws here. The 9/11 themed narrative is lazy and dated, and there’s a sluggish workmanlike progression to the film. The middle act of bombast is impressive yet everything that surrounds it falls flat.

The lead joy here is the unintentional humour. The dialogue is laughable, Brosnan’s moustache is something to behold and there are marvellous lapses in common sense.

Sadly, this is just a by the numbers action flick.

Firmly within the so-bad-it’s-alright genre, Survivor is a beast of a simpler time. Brosnan and his moustache are fine, but nothing else really is.



CAST: Pierce Brosnan, Milla Jovovich, Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett and Robert Forster

DIRECTOR: James McTeigue

WRITER: Philip Shelby

SYNOPSIS: 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’s framed for crimes she didn’t commit.