Turn the River

Critic Score

57%

User Score

45%
In theaters May 09, 2008
R, 1 hr. 32 min.

Trailer

Movie Info

Synopsis: Kailey has lost almost everything. Separated from her husband, who's had a crisis of faith, and unable to see her son, who is being abused without her there to protect him, Kailey makes a desperate
Director: Chris Eigeman
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 32 min.
Genre: Drama
Theater Release: May 09, 2008
DVD Release: Jul 22, 2008

Cast

Famke Janssen

Kailey Sullivan
Rip Torn

Teddy Quinette
Matt Ross

David
John Juback

Duncan
Ari Graynor

Charlotte
Tony Robles

Ralphie

Critic Reviews

  • Janssen, who reportedly did her own pool shooting, is [best] served in the scenes with Gulley, which are wrenching in a coolly understated way. More...
  • A well-acted, if not terribly well-crafted, character-driven drama without much in the way of a purpose. More...
  • Turn the River is a finely observed portrait of a desperate working-class woman who refuses to play by ordinary rules. More...
  • Turn the River lacks almost everything Eigeman has as a performer: charisma, wit and snappy delivery. More...
  • It's not sharp or ironic, but drab and downbeat. Unfortunately, it's also going to feel utterly familiar to those who've seen their share of independent dramas in the last 15 years. More...
  • A small-scale but thoroughly engrossing drama full of strong performances and sharp dialogue. More...
  • What Eigeman needs is a stronger sense of style and storytelling if he wants to elevate the material past the stock indie-miserabilism mark. More...
  • The sense of storytelling intelligence is undeniable. More...
  • Skip the coda to this movie, with its tiny upswing of hope, and remember the days at the tables, as dim and endless as nights, and the click of the dialogue. More...
  • The movie has a mixture of edginess and melancholy that's beautifully sustained until the climax, when the tang of realism becomes the cudgel of melodrama. More...

User Reviews

  • In "Turn the River," Kailey Sullivan(Famke Janssen, doing a fine Sandra Bullock impression) is a pool player who has been forbidden from seeing her...
  • Turn The River is a stupid story, that is poorly directed, and just plain boring. Kailey is a professional gambler who not only lost custody of her...
  • Famke Janssen shines in this film!!! One of her best performances. The film reminded me of the film Trucker. Nice ensemble. I definitely recommend...
  • An incredibly slow drama that has a good point where right is meant to be right regardless of the hard times people face, in relationships where the...