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.
| Original Score: 4/5
A film more likely to make scratch your head than bite your nails all the way home.
| Original Score: 3/5
...silly but immensely entertaining...
| Original Score: 3/4
This is a French film desperate to please an American audience.
| Original Score: 2/4
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.
A bizarre murder mystery from director/writer Mathieu Kassovitz.
| Original Score: C-
...culminates in a flat, obvious ending that does not satisfy.
| Original Score: B-
"The Crimson Rivers" is being marketed as "Seven" meets "The Silence of the Lambs," but plays like "The Boys From Brazil" meets "Cliffhanger."
| Original Score: C
Could teach many an American thriller a thing or two about sophisticated creepiness.
Runs the gamut from roaring water waves to a puddle.
A good thriller with all the right thrills and all the right twists.
Kassovitz keeps the proceedings spooky enough to hold your attention and grisly enough to turn your stomach.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
A wild ride, even if it often transgresses logic and believability.
It ends up being more about stage blood and stupid plot tricks.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
By movie's end, you'd swear you were on Hollywood Boulevard, with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon 11.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.