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Actors: Julia Ormond, Bill Pullman, Ryan Simpkins
Director: Jennifer Chambers Lynch
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
R     2009     1hr 37min

When FBI agents Elizabeth Anderson (Julia Ormond) and Sam Hallaway (Bill Pullman) arrive at a local police station to investigate a series of gruesome murders, there are three witnesses with three different stories of the ...  more »


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Actors: Julia Ormond, Bill Pullman, Ryan Simpkins
Director: Jennifer Chambers Lynch
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/18/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish
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Member Movie Reviews

David M. from WALKERTON, IN
Reviewed on 6/22/2012...
A well done little gem of a movie. Pullman and Ormond are superb.

These two are FBI agents helping out a small town cop shop with an investigation.

Some nice twists and turns that make things interesting. I will not say too much so as not to give things away.

Nicely directed, definitely worth a look.
4 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Sara G. from JENKS, OK
Reviewed on 2/1/2012...
I enjoyed this movie. It was full of twists and surprises that kept me thoroughly engaged until the very end. I thought I had it figured out but the twist at the end took me by surprise! I would recommend that you pay VERY close attention to the beginning of the movie. I watched the beginning of the movie a second time which helped answer the questions I had after the movie ended.
4 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Steven A. from BRONX, NY
Reviewed on 10/11/2010...
Wanted to like it. Good cast, interesting premise, terrible conclusion.
3 of 6 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jason G. from BUFFALO, NY
Reviewed on 1/4/2010...
I was very excited to see Surveillance after learning that Jennifer Lynch was behind it, and David Lynch served as executive producer. What results is one of those movies that lures you in with eccentric characters, bizarre situations, and a not-so-clear direction, but ultimately takes a huge dump on the build-up that left you somewhat intrigued. To me, the ending was ludicrous and completely fact, it is one of the worst endings that I have ever seen, and more or less voids any positives that I could take from the rest of the film. Jennifer Lynch did a far better job with Boxing Helena, which I would recommend over this lackluster effort.
3 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Intriguing, Involving and Suspenseful!!
Noah Young | Kansas City, Missouri | 08/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Some of the previous reviewers are either psychic(s) in terms of their uncanny ability to scope out the plot twists so far ahead of time, or truly veteran film goers of mysteries.....I was able to discern the major plot twist slightly ahead of the actual revelation, and was very satisfied with the way the writer and director decided to unfold their narrative and cinematic processes.....very intelligently done!! i found the dialogue appropriate for each character, and yes, while one must suspend belief as relates to the characters of the rural cops(borders on stereotype), that's okay because no one promised me character development in depth.
This film held my attention all the way through; i found the acting very good (Pullman and Ormond totally believable as FBI agents), and the twist quite satisfying. Overall, quite an entertaining film, good performances, believable, and i might want to see it again to pick up little clues/cues i missed the first time around. As a rental, you can't go wrong."
Solid movie
B. Larson | 08/09/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I thought this movie was delivered great. The way it was shot was really gritty and made me think of the end of Se7en and also the cover of latest Slipknot album (I know, really random).

The acting was solid and as usual Pullman played a quirky dude (prob signed on because of David) really well. There were parts where the dialog was a bit awkward and the story stalled but lets be honest, the director is the daughter of David cannot say there have not been slow/awkward scenes in Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, etc.

I thought the twist was great and the ending was fantastic. Not a 5, but definitely something I will recommend to fans of movies like Se7en, 12 Monkeys, Fight Club, etc. Beautifully dirty movies.

Deliciously demented
Michael P. Dempsey | Panama city beach | 08/19/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I think a lot of the reviewers missed the point with this film.I believe the director(David Lynch's daughter)simply intended to make a fun,twisted flick with a surprise twist to the end.You may or may not see it coming,but,I don't think you'll get it exactly.I wasn't expecting much,was thoroughly engaged until the end.What more could you ask for?"