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Two unemployed men find themselves the target of an out-of-work hitman, whom they disarm in a robbery attempt.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 11
- Fresh: 1
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 4.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: 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.
Rotten: An aimless, unfocused social comedy, The Survivors misfires on just about every level.
Rotten: It's an aimless, self-indulgent, confusing comedy that never comes to grips with its material.
Rotten: Ritchie displays little initiative, the script meanders and Williams is allowed to reduce the movie to 'some like it manic'.
"I feel like a gynecologist for a grizzly bear." -The Survivors
Walter Matthau plays straight man to Robin Williams' off-the-wall character in this buddy film that pairs two disparate men who happen to be having the worst day of their lives in tandem...their meeting one another becomes a pivitol moment -making a bad day worse.
That moment seals their friendship but starts Williams off in search of his manliness at a 'toughguy' wilderness training camp.
There is some fresh way of balancing the unrealistic with the very plausble in this film that makes it relatable and all that much funnier to watch.
Outstanding one liners, some you might have to rewatch to catch. Easy story line. A well worth the rent or purchase-fun movie you probably missed because of the time it was released. Fans of either actor's comedic chops will appreciate this early 80s film.
Thanks Walter a true comedic icon
I love this movie Williams , reed & Matthau are all great but a special Thanx to mrs Matthau for years of great performances and making my grandfather laugh then my dad then me and now my sons you are a true icon and are greatly missed and still greatly appreciated we love all you movies mrs Matthau shall you forever rest in peace our hats are off to you sir
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 1983
- © 1983 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.