Synopsis: It’s been a hell of a day on the highway. When Federal Officers Elizabeth Anderson (Julia Ormond) and Sam Hallaway (Bill Pullman) arrive at Captain Billing's office, they have three sets of stories to figure out and a string of vicious murders to consider. One zealot cop, a strung out junkie and an eight year old girl all sit in testimony to the roadside rampage, but as the Feds begin to expose the fragile little details each witness conceals so carefully with a well practiced lie, they soon discover that uncovering 'the truth' can come at a very big cost... [Synopsis courtesy of film's official website]
Round-up: In Variety, Leslie Felperin observing, "[Ms. Lynch's] use of creepy sound and stabby little insert shots of creepy stuff recalls her father [David Lynch]'s work in earlier films, but without being... truly unsettling, or even all that scary." "'Surveillance' is the work of a director who has made significant strides in both storytelling...and control of the medium," counters Village Voice's Melissa Anderson. Writing in The Guardian, Xan Brooks notes, "The only way was up for Jennifer (daughter of David) Lynch, who found herself reviled as the epitome of pampered Hollywood nepotism when she foisted 'Boxing Helena' on a horrified public back in 1993." Empire's Simon Crook is relentless in his panning of the current film: "Lynch’s comeback is harsh, puzzling and mostly weird-bad."