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River of No Return Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 17, 2012
Though nicely shot in CinemaScope, this Western is not one of director Otto Preminger's or stars Robert Mitchum's and Marilyn Monroe's strong films.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 6, 2008
It's an awfully creaky story but the superb performances and Preminger's amazing use of widescreen make it a must-see.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 3, 2008
Marilyn turns in a surprisingly okay performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B

TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 23, 2007
Director Otto Preminger's only western is a simple, frequently charming, and beautifully photographed film blessed with fine performances and great teamwork from Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 23, 2007
The striking beauties of the Canadian Rockies co-star with the blonde charms of Marilyn Monroe and the masculine muscles of Robert Mitchum in River of No Return.

Film4
October 23, 2007
Despite some pretty locations and occasional tension, there's little going on.

Empire Magazine
October 23, 2007
Some decent performances, but with this story they didn't have much of a chance.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
October 23, 2007
One of the first films to discover the potential of CinemaScope and a fine example of Preminger's rational approach to the mysteries of personal morality.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
There really is no return.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
Director Otto Preminger has thrown all the grandeur and menace of these features upon the eye-filling CinemaScope screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
It's fun watching Mitchum and Monroe heat things up in the Old West; Monroe is at her most luminous as a saloon singer with a heart of gold.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
April 28, 2002
Typical of the genre
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 25, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide
June 29, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 55/100
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