A Black girl sits next to her mom and dad on a couch, all smiling. She is pointing at a smartphone that they are looking at together.

Concerned about social media, AI, and screen time?

Subscribe to our newsletter and get the best out of media and tech.

Parents' Guide to

Survivor

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Shooting, blood, death in uninspired thriller.

Movie PG-13 2015 96 minutes
Survivor Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 13+

Way better than expected! Great Clean Action Movie

Some language, but not even a hint of sex or nudity.
age 13+

Don't bother. Seriously.

forgettable. cliche. dissapointing. nothing special. uninspired. i'd keep going but i think you get the point...

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Director James McTeigue has made solid movies before, but SURVIVOR feels second-rate, carelessly thrown together by all parties. While it's refreshing to see a thriller with a (theoretically) strong female lead, Jovovich's Kate Abbott is frustrating; she's supposed to be savvy and highly trained, but she makes every kind of rookie mistake. This kind of movie ought to be surprising, but instead, viewers are always a jump ahead of her. We already know who not to trust and where not to go, but Kate still does all of it.

And Brosnan should have had a great role, playing hired killer The Watchmaker, but his scenes are so flat and grim that it's difficult to have any fun with them. Images from and allusions to 9/11 add to the overall seriousness, but then the big showdown feels cut short -- as well as illogical.

Movie Details

Inclusion information powered by

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate