I like Julia Ormond. I think she's a lovely, talented actress. However, I've been disappointed with her choices of roles on many occasions. This is one of them.
Surveillance starts out interestingly enough. Two FBI agents come to a small town police station to question three witnesses to a serial killing. Each witness tells a very different story, and we get to see the real action unfold during the telling.
The movie is atmospheric and well-shot, and the characters are interesting, even if some of the acting is over-the-top and the situations unbelievable.
Nevertheless, I wanted to like it, but found myself impatient, as I often am with "arty" films.
I don't want to spoil the ending, so I won't go any further than this. I will say that I didn't really see it coming.
Bill Pullman is also in this, which I was pleased to see. Say what you will about his acting (and many have), I like him. I just wish I'd seen both actors in a more enjoyable film.
Julia Ormond, if you're listening (and I know you aren't), please come back to Hollywood and leave the hack indie stuff to actresses I don't want to watch.