Saviour [DVD] 
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After losing his beautiful wife (Nastassja Kinski) and young son in a terrorist bombing, Joshua Rose (Dennis Quaid) avenges their death in a murderous rampage. To escape his crime, he joins the Foreign Legion and assumes the name of Guy. But as a mercenary for the Serbs, Guy is still possessed by his mission of vengeance until he meets Vera (Natasa Ninkovic), a young Serb girl who is pregnant with her Muslim rapist's child. Together they embark on an unforgettable journey of survival through a war-shredded world. He is her only hope for survival. She is his only chance for redemption.
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I first caught this brilliant movie one night when I stayed up late, and changed channels. I think I missed about the first thirty minutes or so, but I was immediately drawn in, and puzzled to see Dennis Quaid in a grimy looking film.
In truth, this film totally blew me away. It is harrowing, unrelenting and certainly does not pull many punches. The performances are great, and it is the best film Dennis Quaid has ever made. There is just something haunting about this film. I find it difficult to put my finger on quite what it is, but all I can say is this film has stayed with me even though I saw it many years ago now.
So, if you are in the market for a truly great war film, and you can take the unrelenting depression and grimness of the whole thing, then I would unreservedly recommend Saviour.
Dennis Quaid is excellent, as indeed are all the cast, the pace and story have a definite european flavour, and there are many many scenes which impose themselves on the memory, the massacre is intense and shocking, but there are many such scenes with more subtle content, the locations are perfect and add so much to the depth of the story.
he now works as a mercenary for the serbs, heartless and cold he no longer cares for anything, when he loses his only friend he is left with next to nothing. he soon has to rescue a young woman from brutal murder while she is pregnant with the result of a tragic rape while being held prisoner, he not only saves her but delivers the child as well. this shows he still has some shred of humanity. he then sets out to try and return the two victims. failing to do so he ends up being responsible for them, and we are taken on a harrowing journey through a war torn country that is frighteningly realistic.
heart warming scenes and truly moving choices/decisions make this one of the most amazing stories i have ever seen. i love most dennis quaid films but this one truly shows what he is capable of. it is deeply moving and leaves you feeling totally amazed and upset when its over. i could not believe how wonderfully the story worked and how beautifully it was directed. truly a masterpiece
Quaid is on fire in his performance and was criminally overlooked by the major awards, but that is what you get with such a politically hot potato.
Horrific - certainly
Heartbreaking - of course
Compelling - definitely
Savior is a film ripe for discovery. It is a war film that could stand alongside Apocalypse Now, All Quiet on the Western Front, Platoon and A Midnight Clear and not look out of place.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
not as good as I remember sadly but still tells the story of a very sad time in historyPublished 9 months ago by joyce pattinson
Rubbish film set during one of Europes most interesting and darkest periods.Published 15 months ago by Mathew Brown
This is one of the great war films despite the fact that very few people have heard of it. Well worth a watch but be warned it is very harrowing at times and is certainly not... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Boppinggeo
If you haven't seen this film then you simply have to although its not for the fainthearted it's an excellent portrayal of the horrors of sectarianism and war.Published on 9 Jan. 2014 by K. Oppong
Despite the obvious fact that approximately 1.000.000 Muslim and Croatian women were raped by Serbs (a part of genocide executed by Serbs) how can a poor so called rape victim... Read morePublished on 8 Jan. 2013 by Cem
Supposed to be about the meltdown of Yugoslavia.
Strange,seeing as though this was Oliver Stone's pet project,that he produced it,but didn't direct it. Read more
this could have been a powerful movie depicting the horrors of the balkan holocaust but instead turns out to be another hollywood hero fantasy - why else cast Dennis Quaid of the... Read morePublished on 7 April 2012 by Amazon Customer