The Survivalist

2015, Drama/Mystery & thriller, 1h 44m

45 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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The Survivalist's deliberate pace pays gripping dividends with a tautly told post-apocalyptic drama that offers some uniquely thought-provoking twists. Read critic reviews

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During a food shortage a survivalist lives off of a small plot of land in the forest. When two women show up looking for food and shelter, his existence is threatened.

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  • Oct 09, 2017
    Really stunning. White knuckled gripping intensity. A very bare movie, minimal in characters, locations, and dialogue and yet far more raw in intensity than a big budget thriller. This is one of the top films of this genre, on par with The Road.
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  • Sep 09, 2016
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  • Feb 16, 2016
    The story: a guy living in the woods during some hard times. That's pretty much it. But so beautifully told that what's laid bare before the end are considerations hardly on the page at all, such as what constitutes trust? And that, once given, it has an expiration date as well. Pretty good stuff. Well done.
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