Surveillance Synopsis
Four members of a neighborhood-watch group uncover an alien invasion in their Ohio town.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A grubby, disturbing serial-killer mystery, a kind of blood-simple "Rashomon."
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60

Village Voice

By Melissa Anderson
Surveillance is the work of a director who has made significant strides in both storytelling and control of the medium, deftly...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Surveillance will please the B-movie crowd in theaters and on into the ancillaries
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Either a ludicrously bad movie or a parody of same. Either way, it's pretty funny.
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40

Variety

A mildly amusing trifle with one of the genre's dafter plot twists.
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40

Film Threat

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In the end, Surveillance is a puzzle box film that has nothing to offer except the various puzzle pieces. The characters do not stand out,...
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30

Los Angeles Times

At the end, all is horrifically explained, the body count inflates, yet hardly anything makes sense. In Papa Lynch's films, little is...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The most enjoyable way to watch Surveillance - "enjoyable," in the relative sense - is to take its awfulness for granted and pay attention...
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25

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Whether madcap parody – the "American Psycho" of G-man flicks – or walk on the wild side of Lynch's obsessions, the film's a failure.
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The performances are dreadful, the direction shoddy and the final twist so idiotic, your mind can’t help but drift toward all the better...
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didn't like the ending, either!

By love2watchu
i liked the movie otherwise. best acting i've seen from pullman. different sort of story. i woudn't tell people to go out to watch it, but i enjoyed it for what it was......

The worst movie ever continued

By snicksthecat
Good acting, interesting premise, tight action BUT the worst ending in movie history. The movie could be so much better with a change to the last 3 mintues. If they leave the ending this way,...

The Worst Movie Ever....

By Blingmommy
Other than Ishtar. Honestly....

Surveillance

By Drez_Digital
Things arent what they seem.......

Five Word Review

By 100percentfilm
Script director characters locations excellent...

do not see this movie

By jdubyuh
I created an account here just for this movie. The who-done-it was obvious 15 minutes in. Acting was poor at best. Ending was horrible. Unfortunately you think you put a bunch of names you recognize...

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By back2books
THE VERY WORST ENDING EVER...

More Info

Rated R | For pervasive language, strong bloody violence, some drug use and scene of aberrant sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Aliens vs. potty-mouthed, sex-obsessed humans.
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