The Survivors
The Survivors (1983)

In this satirical black comedy, two very different, unemployed men witness an attempted robbery and are able to identify the amiable culprit who does his darnedest to see that they don't. Realizing that they are both marked for murder,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 22, 1983
DVD Release Date: April 23, 2002
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

An aimless, unfocused social comedy, The Survivors misfires on just about every level.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

No one seems to have paid any attention to the screenplay or to have considered the awful truth that Mr. Matthau and Mr. Williams, each performers of great charm, don't play together very well.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A wayward mess.

Time Out

It's a bland piece of merchandise.

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TV Guide

Williams, Matthau, and Reed struggle with the material and generate some bright moments, but overall The Survivors is a bewildering, frustrating movie.

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Ritchie displays little initiative, the script meanders and Williams is allowed to reduce the movie to 'some like it manic'.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's an aimless, self-indulgent, confusing comedy that never comes to grips with its material.

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Steve Crum

Dumb, forced comedy wastes talents of Robin Williams and Walter Matthau.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This movie brings to light the real cold war and nuclear paranoia of the 80s, but in a lighthearted way. Williams is particularly frantic in this movie, but… More
Anthony Valletta
Some laugh out loud moments. What more were you expecting?