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Surveillance Reviews

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Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
July 10, 2009
Surveillance is a respectable murder mystery until its contrived 'big reveal' causes it to deflate faster than an inner tube that was just sat on by a morbidly obese person.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Paul Chambers
August 18, 2009
The pacing is so slow, you just want to yell out at the screen, "get on with it."
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
June 22, 2009
Enervated and uselessly ugly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeffrey Bloomer
Paste Magazine
June 26, 2009
Riffs on noir influences with an inquisitive visual style that often drifts from the plot at hand.
Full Review | Original Score: 50/100
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
June 28, 2009
Has solid acting, but offers very little in terms of suspense, intelligence and intrigue. It completely falls apart into an inane, contrived and perverse mess that leaves you with a bad aftertaste.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
June 22, 2009
I thought this was depressing and brutal for brutality sake alone.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
June 26, 2009
A would-be transgression that tries to squeeze dark laughs from the spectacle of human suffering.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
June 26, 2009
Ether a ludicrously bad movie or a parody of same. Either way, it's pretty funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
June 5, 2009
From the looks of her latest cinematic abomination, it seems Jennifer Lynch is doomed to forever be regarded as David Lynch%u2019s untalented daughter.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
March 7, 2009
Lurching between crude comedy and self-conscious excess, Surveillance is just weird enough to keep your attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
September 30, 2009
It is staggering to think that a film could be so horrifically nihilistic and so painfully boring at the same time, but Lynch has done it.
Peter Sobczynski
July 9, 2009
There are a couple of admittedly arresting images on display here and there--not enough to make this film worth watching but enough to make you hope that it doesn't take Lynch another 16 years to make another one.
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever
June 26, 2009
Surveillance starts interesting, gets ugly, and ends kind of boring.
Sean Axmaker
August 17, 2009
Jennifer is no David Lynch and her film, while inventive and quirky and at time quite devious, misses the organic alchemy of his films.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 2, 2009
For a time, Surveillance is sick, smart fun. But then things get weird: yes, there's a big surprise, but its playout is predictable, and nasty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 3, 2009
The most enjoyable way to watch Surveillance -- 'enjoyable' in the relative sense -- is to take its awfulness for granted and pay attention to everything Bill Pullman does.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
July 3, 2009
Its mad killers may wear masks. But the real and cheap disguise here is the film's own -- an exploitation shocker trying to pass itself off as art.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Simon Crook
Empire Magazine
March 6, 2009
Trashy material, arty approach, Lynch's comeback is harsh, puzzling and mostly weird-bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
March 6, 2009
Sorry to say it, but you can't help wishing Lynch - daughter of esteemed director David - had extended her 16-year wilderness period, because Surveillance simply sucks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
July 1, 2009
Falls somewhere in between the somewhat tongue-in-cheek tone of Wild at Heart and the more au courant trend toward savage, nihilistic deranged-killer movies.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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