Another 1990s domestic parable chastising workaholic dads, The River Wild also functions as a gorgeous travelogue and a Meryl Streep action film.
| Original Score: 3/4
A buff Streep vs. bad guy Bacon on a wild river journey in which good acting overcomes several cliches.
| Original Score: 3/5
corny but gripping
| Original Score: 7/10
| Original Score: 4/5
It looks like an action movie, sounds like an action movie, but there's a lot more going on here.
The title promises more than the film delivers.
The perfect high old time for audiences in the mood to be tossed into the spin cycle for a pulse-pounding thrill ride.
The thriller framework is still familiar, but the results exhibit a welcome freshness.
If watched from a mildly amused, forgiving distance, the movie has its enjoyable moments -- good and campy.
The real action star to threaten Bruce Willis' Die Hard crown and make us forget Sylvester Stallone's Cliffhanger and Demolition Man one-two punch from last year has emerged. And it's Meryl Streep.
| Original Score: C+
| Original Score: 2/5
Terrible "suspense" movie. Predictable and no action until the end.
| Original Score: 1/5