Dark River Reviews

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April 20, 2019
Wilson does some heavy psychological lifting on top of some grimy sheep shearing; it's a labor-intensive performance that yields a real harvest by the film's close.
March 8, 2019
With strong performances throughout, Dark River is only let down by it's ending, which rounds off an otherwise achingly beautiful film.
February 16, 2019
We are rewarded with sophisticated direction from one of the greatest (if not the greatest) living British filmmakers. Dark River is a tense two-hander that builds tension to the breaking point.
February 5, 2019
It is great to see Wilson, after years of acclaimed work on stage and TV (notably in Luther and The Affair), show off her blazing talent on the big screen as well.
October 31, 2018
Barnard's main problem is that she makes everything so earnestly subservient to the shallow, singular conceit of her narrative.
October 31, 2018
Dark River is a gripping tale of two siblings trying to find each other.
August 27, 2018
Clio Barnard is one of the UK's brightest and most interesting directors and writers.
August 27, 2018
Wilson is pitch-perfect as the wounded but strong-willed Alice, her expressive features subtly conveying a lifetime of inner conflict, all the more impressive in a restrained first act that relies on minimal dialogue.
August 27, 2018
Satisfying but bleak arthouse drama about sibling resentment on a Yorkshire sheep farm.
August 23, 2018
While [director Clio] Barnard has been unlucky with timing... the performances from Wilson (Luther) and Stanley (Game of Thrones, Love, Lies and Hope) make it well worth a look.
June 29, 2018
The kind of movie that mistakes rumbling storm clouds and restless sheep for plot development.
June 29, 2018
Richly textured characters and evocative rural landscapes elevate this melancholy drama.
June 28, 2018
Even in the swelling canon of British rural miserabilism, this unrelentingly intense psychodrama burrows beneath the skin.
June 28, 2018
"Dark River" is a forgettable title for a movie that's anything but.
June 27, 2018
Artfully takes you into a world of pain and despair.
June 27, 2018
It's a beautifully crafted, moodily evocative film that's missing just one spark of true inspiration.
June 26, 2018
The film is beautifully executed with grace and lavish cinematography. Tone plays a crucial part in Dark River.
June 26, 2018
It's a jarring juxtaposition of "There's no place like home" and "You can never go home again."
June 25, 2018
While Clio Barnard so masterfully limns her protagonist's tortured soul, the brother-sister drama at the center of the film remains frustratingly hazy.
June 6, 2018
Dark fare indeed, and you won't shake it off easily.
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