Savior (1998) - Drama, War

Hohum Score

7

Engaging

A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia.

IMDB: 7.3
Director: Predrag Antonijevic
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Nastassja Kinski
Length: 103 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 6 out of 119 found boring (5.04%)

One-line Reviews (27)

Personally I found the contents far too shattering to find this film entertaining in the conventional way.

Indiscriminate hatred and violent atrocities against all humanity provide the locomotion, propelling this gripping drama to a bitter-sweet ending.

Stunning .

The 96 minute running time, or 99 with credits, is gripping, with many sequences of tension.

There is some unexpected humor, a lot of horror and carnage and heartache, and I do suggest you keep the tissues close by for a some incredibly emotional scenes.

Here he drops all of that for a solemn, tortured turn that leaves your heart in a vice grip and your hands gripping the chair.

The compelling subject is shaped in the form of America cinema`s rudimentary genres of western and road-movie with a light touch of simple old school storytelling.

How wrong I was,Dennis Quaid gives a stunning performance of a good man struggling to understand a world of brutality and inhumanity.

This was the absolute worst movie I have ever seen.

Some of the scenes in here are beyond horrific, particularly near the end where a massacre of civilians is made to seem quite dull and everyday to the killers.

It is boring and unbelievable.

a stunning movie .

There are no impressive explosions and visual effects, adrenaline-driven missions or brotherly scenes of camaraderie.

Here he drops all of that for a solemn, tortured turn that leaves your heart in a vice grip and your hands gripping the chair.

This movie has scenes of horror and despair, as well as scenes of compelling poignancy and basic humanity.

The music is perfect, and haunting, the location sets perfect, the subject, the Bosnia-Herzogovina-Serbia war fascinating and the effort by the director not to take too obvious a side makes the film perfect.

Very intense; very worthwhile!

Stony-faced Dennis Quaid is excellent as ever as the emotionally-shut-off mercenary tiring of the pointless and unresolvable fighting in Bosnia, slowly allowing himself to feel again some years after the horrific death of his family when a woman and child inveigle themselves into his life.

Savior is one of the most intriguing movies that I have ever seen.

The acting is superb, the plot is gripping and memorable.

I think it fell short for the part of audience who have been through such a tragic unbearable events and the part that have not been through such things ( hope they are more than the first category) are not able to actually touch the depth of the situation and have to rely on what they have hared and their environment.

At the beginning of this propaganda flick viewers are immediately introduced to common Islamophobic trope, so prevalent in todays political and media discourse: it paint adherents of Islam with a one broad brush, regardless of their race, ethnicity & cultural background - basically, Muslim here is absolutely identical faceless other to Muslim anywhere and everywhere.

And that's what this film makes a propaganda.

and the slow progression of the main character, trapped in an insane 'will to kill', from hate to humanity, is truly moving.

This has to be one of the worst movies I've seen lately.

This film should be avoided for reasons of boredom and racism.

Very powerful, heart breaking but worth watching.