Survivor: Samoa (2009)



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Critic Reviews for Survivor Samoa

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There are people who are very big fans of the over-the-top, self-conscious villainy of Russell Hantz. I'm not among them. Not when said villainy is accomplished with all the subtlety of a water buffalo.

Mar 14, 2019 | Full Review…
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A little like watching a horror movie. You spend the entire thing wanting to shout at the screen. It's obvious to you, seeing it all unfold before your eyes, that there is a killer in the group's midst, picking them off one by one.

Mar 19, 2019 | Full Review…

[Russell Hantz] came to wreak havoc. Good thing, too, because the puppet master's antics were diabolically made-for-TV.

Mar 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Russell's controlling of the game (especially post-merge when his side was down 8-4) was truly a work of art. Evil genius art.

Mar 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Having lost sight of the game at its core and, instead, emphasizing contestants who are clearly just angling for airtime, Survivor is really starting to show its age.

Mar 14, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The challenges are fun, the locale is amazing, and Jeff Probst is awesome always... It's fun, it's still fresh, and the drama is there.

Mar 19, 2019 | Rating: 7.9/10 | Full Review…

Hantz was rather amazing to watch, from the sock burning to the canteen dumping to the various lies and tall tales he spun. What made it all extra delicious was that he made it all the way to the end, only to lose spectacularly...

Mar 14, 2019 | Full Review…

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