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½ October 20, 2017
I don't mind seeing the punchline coming for a while. I don't even mind "crazy fucked up" - being that punchline. But if that's the case, said crazy's gotta be earned. Three-dimenaional. I wanna feel it's roots. Here though, it just feels kinda feigned, thin, stitched together. Despite a few solid moments.
½ May 12, 2017
This was a cool and different take on the genre, great performances all round
October 28, 2016
a little over the top at the end, but overall a tense and weird film.
July 8, 2016
Very underrated. Dark and suspenseful with a surprising cast in uncharacteristic roles.
½ July 11, 2015
An FBI agent encounters three would-be victims of a serial killer, all of whom have very different stories of their experiences.

The story lacked realism.
April 18, 2015
Another movie with no real feeling, or good story telling and again no explanation of the motives behind the senseless killings. To add to most recent catalogue of senseless movies I am seeing this year. Acting by Julia Ormond and Bill Pullman are lost, as there is no true essence or depth to the storyline. A waste of good talent.
April 11, 2015
Sick, twisted and totally inappropriate. At the same time it is about as intense as movies get. I found it impossible to look away. And, of course, Julia Ormond is so good at being so very perversely bad.
January 17, 2015
Strange movie with some fun characters.
Super Reviewer
January 1, 2015
Not as good as i thought it could be. The beginning seemed okey. Anyway the movie are watchable and starrs Bill Pullman and Julia Ormond in the main roles. Its a thriller about a murder case. Overall an average movie in the plot and acting.
August 1, 2014
I love this movie. I love the craziness the film evokes. You have to watch it till the to end to see how over the top it gets. Directed By jennifer lynch who we all know is the daughter of crazy director David lynch of dune and blue velvet fame. The script is very well done and the acting is great. I have to say Bill Pullman and Julia Ormond of Legends of the fall and First Knight have never been better. Even total recall actor Michael Ironside has a good role for once. This movie is a hoot.
July 17, 2014
Tightly wound thriller, well worth a watch. No big names, no big egos, just a well written evocative film. Highly recommended.
July 12, 2014
Surveillance is a very good twisted thriller about to FBI agents that have to know the details of what happened on this highway road words highway cops worked all the problems for passengers on the highway. Very good twisted story good cast Bill Paxton and Julia Ormond.
B (2010)
June 1, 2014
Semi-enjoyable for the right people, Surveillance presents not a shred of an intellectual script, but is supported from its twists and interesting story progression.
Super Reviewer
May 1, 2014
could be a real trip
½ April 27, 2014
Surveillance is complex and weird enough to demand a second or even third viewing from the audience, but when the movie is so stupid in some parts, you don't even want to watch it again, so it makes it even worse since you didn't even understand what was going on because you don' even want to watch it again. There were some good parts, like Bill Pullman's performance, but for the most part it's just a messy, and besides Pullman, horribly acted.
½ February 10, 2014
Jennifer Lynch (daughter of David Lynch, has some good ideas in her film Surveillance but it really doesn't amount to anything, and falls quite flat. The film tries, and at some points it succeeds, but most of the other time it stagnates. The film builds to an interesting and lacklusterly executed twist, while the movie comes to a resounding 'meh'. 2.5/5. Nothing special.
November 24, 2013
Lynch follows in the footsteps of her father with this film which is both dark and confounding. At times surreal the film reveals the sinister events surrounding a multiple murder through the testimonies of 3 survivors. Lynch manages to create a film rich in atmosphere though lacking in consistent narrative. Though this helps to reflect the confusion of the events of the murder, muddied by the inconsistent testimonies of the survivors, it at times loses the momentum built up without sufficient pay off. Despite this the overall effect of the film is to cleverly place the viewer in the mindset of both villain and victim simultaneously.Desolate landscapes are juxtaposed with small, claustrophobic rooms as the action of the films swerves between past and present, mirroring the external and internal, the objective and subjective views of the witnesses.
Super Reviewer
October 6, 2013
Boring, slow-paced, no action...don't waste your time.
½ August 17, 2013
From the daughter of David Lynch comes this dark, disturbing, twisted, subversive and creepy suspense thriller. Despite the gore and transgression, Jennifer Chambers Lynch creates a very dark cinematic horror ride that is so oddly interesting I found it impossible to jump the cart before the movie descends at incredible speed down the rusty tracks.

This movie is more than a little sick, but is vastly entertaining and held my attention from start to end. Julia Ormond and Bill Pullman pull out all the stops in their respective performances. The use of sound and image propels the pace of the film that seems to take more twists and turns than one can imagine. Interestingly and off-beat original, the movie packs a wallop. It is impossible to deny the craft and talent behind this mind twist of a movie.

But, be warned -- take this ride at your own risk. Extra bonus points for exceptional use of "Add It Up" by The Violent Femmes. Sick, wrong and fun to watch.
½ August 14, 2013
This is a gritty movie that has no reason to exist. The story is pretty simple and only mildly entertaining - watch it once and move on.
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