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Dark River (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Dark River is just as bleak as its title would suggest, but solidly conceived characters and a standout performance from Ruth Wilson make it worth diving in.

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Following the death of her father, Alice (Golden Globe (R)-winner Ruth Wilson, "The Affair") returns to her home village for the first time in 15 years to claim from her estranged brother (Mark Stanley, "Game of Thrones") the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. From acclaimed filmmaker Clio Barnard, one of the premier new voices in British cinema, DARK RIVER is a taut and powerful psychological drama.

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All Critics (39) | Top Critics (5)

Dark fare indeed, and you won't shake it off easily.

June 6, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

This is a kitchen-sink drag.

September 14, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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A moving, North of England-set portrait of marginalized working-class cultures and the resilience of damaged children.

September 12, 2017 | Full Review…

The rugged emotional territory (and the Yorkshire accents) prove heavy-going in an uncompromising film that elicits a lot more admiration than enjoyment.

September 11, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

There's scarcely room here for improvement at the level of craft or performance; in particular, it's gratifying to see leading lady Ruth Wilson headlining a big-screen vehicle worthy of her flinty brilliance.

September 11, 2017 | Full Review…
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A quiet, intense and very visual farm drama built on the expressive eyes of Ruth Wilson and the subtle body language of Mark Stanley.

June 6, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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