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Survive the Night

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Bruce Willis co-stars in absurd, bloody hostage thriller.

Movie R 2020 89 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 16+

Survive the viewing

This is an extremely violent movie with repetitive scenes that are quite predictable. The lines are weak, the acting is weak, with the exception of the grandmother and granddaughter. The rest of the cast is unconvincing, including Bruce Willis, Chad Michael Murray, and his wife, Lydia Hull. If you have insomnia, watch this. It will definitely put you to sleep.
age 15+

Wont get that time back

Honestly, the plot or lack there of is enough to make this unwatchable. I thought Bruce Willis being in the movie would make it something to watch, but, don't waste your time. Predictable scenario, I could of acted better.

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Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say (6):
Kids say (2):

This movie looks and sounds like a real thriller, but the premise and the characters' behaviors and interactions are so stunningly absurd that it's nearly impossible to turn your brain off and enjoy. Survive the Night sets up its six main characters through two irritatingly misplaced conversations. First, Mathias and Jamie escape from their robbery and then, even though they're in a hurry, pull into a parking lot to stop and discuss their plans to move to Mexico. Meanwhile, Rich's family has an argument about his decision to not fight the malpractice suit (about a man who died under his care). It's as if this is the first time they have talked about it, which is really hard to believe.

Plus, Rich's dialogue describing what went wrong is laughable: "I cut when I should have stitched or stitched when I should have cut ... I don't even know!" And then later, when the cat-and-mouse section starts, Survive the Night has a hard time keeping track of everyone. Characters are stuck in one place for long periods of time or else spend long periods of time stumbling around, bleeding all over the place, looking for each other, and shooting at (and missing) each other. There's even a completely pointless car chase. Perhaps most awkwardly, the movie tries to make the criminal brothers somewhat sympathetic but still treats them with contempt. This movie is so bad it will leave you gobsmacked.

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