Down River


Down River (2013)



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This film captures the emotionally stirring story of three young women teetering on the edge between creative breakthroughs and personal breakdowns, and their connection with the older woman they rely on for guidance, support and inspiration.


Critic Reviews for Down River

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Down River is an intelligent work with moments of poignancy and emotional resonance by a talented filmmaker.

Mar 20, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Ratner's script depicts each woman in distinct strokes, creating individual characters whose unique problems dovetail into one life lesson.

Aug 22, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Four stories are woven seamlessly together, and the script finds its teeth in scenes between Markinson and Spence.

Jul 28, 2014 | Full Review…

Ratner, making inspired use of the Vancouver cityscape, has crafted a film of considerable beauty with great dialogue that underscores the wisdom of giving your head a shake and making the most of your life while you can.

Jul 28, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The actors are terrific, especially Spence and relative newcomer Rennison.

Jul 28, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The script teeters on the edge of sentimentality, and the ending is a little pat, but for the most part Down River wears its emotions honestly on its sleeve.

Mar 21, 2014 | Rating: 3/4

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