“A Night to Survive” is probably the best of the four collaborations between Neeson and Collet-Serra to date
The sky is blue, the water is wet and when they show a film Liam Neeson leaded by Jaume Collet Serra I’ll appear on TV sooner or later and recommend it vehemently. This time we’ll move away from the planes and trains that served as the setting for the notable films Non-Stop and The Passenger Let’s dive into the Big Apple to talk about the fantastic “A Night to Survive”.
New York Odyssey
After the initial experience in Without Identity and putting him through a tough time at 10,000 feet above sea level, Collet-Serra returned to direct the Irishman in what will likely be another tense thriller the best of their four collaborations to date. A New York odyssey that sets aside the Hitchcockian vision of its predecessors to embrace their spirit Walter Hill.
In exactly 115 minutes, the Catalan, who lives in Los Angeles, creates a story that reflects films such as “The Warriors” and “Betrayal Without Limits,” from which he draws his relentless flight through New York City during an endless night and the love-hate relationship between two characters who are forced to hunt each other.
Next to Hill like two giants William Friedkin and John Frankenheimer They give their essence to an exercise that once again demonstrates the mind’s outstanding ability to build tension and tell the story in images with enviable precision. And like always “One Night to Survive” is technically and linguistically practically flawless.
However, the dramatic vision of the feature film is not far off, presenting the most distinguished protagonist of the Serra-Neeson duo, pitting him against an acting giant like Ed Harris. In this way, the film offers not only fast-paced action but also excitement an unusual character dynamic in this type of production making it one of the best exercises in the genre of the last decade.
“A Night to Survive,” whose cast includes names of stature Vincent D’Onofrio, Joel Kinnaman, Genesis Rodriguez and Nick Nolte The film opened at half speed at the box office, grossing “only” $71 million worldwide against a budget of $50 million. A sum that has little to do with the quality of this urban tragedy in which friendship and family collide face to face.
If you want to check whether all my praise for the film is true, you can do so tonight at 10:05 p.m. on La 1 on TVE. I realize that I will repeat it without much thought.