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Credibility and clarity are casualties in 'Survivor,' starring Milla Jovovich
Credibility and clarity are casualties in 'Survivor,' starring Milla Jovovich

So many moving parts are at work in the ambitious if tepid political thriller "Survivor," one wishes writer Philip Shelby and director James McTeigue ("V for Vendetta") could have found a cleaner, more involving way to get to the film's big-idea climax. Milla Jovovich plays Bruce Willis — er, Kate Abbott — an American security specialist newly hired to work at the U.S. Embassy in London. She can do it all: suss out potential terrorists via their dubious visa applications, survive a fatal restaurant explosion, thwack and whack the countless baddies in her way, and get to so many places so quickly she might as well be wearing a flying cape. (Kate's...

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