The Crimson Rivers (Les Rivières pourpres) (2000)
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Two very different policemen seeking the truth about separate crimes find a terrible common link in this thriller from France. Pierre Niemans (Jean Reno) is a noted French detective assigned to investigate a brutal murder at a prestigious college located high in the Alps; the victim was first disfigured and dismembered, then strangled to death. Niemans soon realizes the murder was not an isolated incident when several similarly mangled corpses are discovered. Meanwhile, in a town 150 miles away,
Jun 29, 2001 Wide
Oct 16, 2001
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Could teach many an American thriller a thing or two about sophisticated creepiness.
It ends up being more about stage blood and stupid plot tricks.
By movie's end, you'd swear you were on Hollywood Boulevard, with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon 11.
The most American French movie ever, it's like a Hollywood blockbuster that accidentally got made by smart people. And it's excellent.
Some actors are just automatically the moral locus of every scene they're in. They're the major movie stars, and Reno is one of those.
It has good tough-cop banter, a couple of satisfying action scenes ... and a load of plot twists you won't see coming.
Un interesante thriller sangriento que muestra que el género no está muerto, y que los franceses saben hacerlo increíblemente bien.
A film more likely to make scratch your head than bite your nails all the way home.
I cherish the rush I got, and I can only laugh at all the problems I came up with when I thought the movie through.
The film has a finely tuned drive, an intriguing build in its plot, and a unique style that balances atmosphere and absurdity.
Director Matthieu Kassovitz ratchets up the tension and never lets go as he tells separate stories of two police detectives whose investigations eventually overlap.
"The Crimson Rivers" is being marketed as "Seven" meets "The Silence of the Lambs," but plays like "The Boys From Brazil" meets "Cliffhanger."
Kassovitz keeps the proceedings spooky enough to hold your attention and grisly enough to turn your stomach.
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