THE SURVIVALIST has opened to widespread critical acclaim in Tribeca, gaining a Special Mention from the Jury. It received a 5 star review from Time Out New York which called it a “masterful, uncompromising debut”.
A deep review from Screen International said “all three performances are superb”. Birth Movies Death, described it (accurately) as “Interstellar Meets Cabin in the Woods”.
The Jury awarded the film a Special Mention in the Best New Director category. They said “we must acknowledge with a Special Jury Mention a director who was able to keep intensity and tension suspended in a single location. Through gripping performances and artful shooting, he created a film world we couldn’t wait to get out of, but felt compelled to stay in.” For a breakdown of the awards, you can read Mark Young’s account here.
Time Out New York ***** / Joshua Rothfopf
Screen Daily / Graham Fuller
Hollywood Reporter / John DeFore
Vulture/ New York Magazine
Daily Grindhouse/ Matthew Monagle
Geeks Out/ Justin Lockwood
The Movie Network / Randall J. Unger
The Film Experience / Jason Adams
Ruby Hornet/ Hubert Vigilla
Moveable Feast / Stephen Saito
Film and TV Now/ Charles Napier
Birth.Movies.Death. / Siddhant Adlakha
Sound on Sight / Mark Young
This Week In New York
Media Mikes/ Lauren Damon