Dark River Reviews

June 29, 2018
The kind of movie that mistakes rumbling storm clouds and restless sheep for plot development.
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
It's a beautifully crafted, moodily evocative film that's missing just one spark of true inspiration.
June 6, 2018
Dark fare indeed, and you won't shake it off easily.
February 22, 2018
A muddy misstep from an otherwise notable talent.
September 15, 2017
Wilson and Stanley are both excellent performers and they are the mainstays of a valuable piece of work, but I felt the ending was contrived and a bit grandiloquent.
Top Critic
September 14, 2017
This is a kitchen-sink drag.
September 13, 2017
A moving, North of England-set portrait of marginalized working-class cultures and the resilience of damaged children.
September 11, 2017
The rugged emotional territory (and the Yorkshire accents) prove heavy-going in an uncompromising film that elicits a lot more admiration than enjoyment.
Top Critic
September 11, 2017
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.