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After serving time in prison for a crime he supposedly committed as a young child, James (Reef Ireland) returns to his hometown and the community he devastated years ago to put the pieces of his past together.

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Critic Reviews for Downriver

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Audience Reviews for Downriver

  • Jun 20, 2016
    'Downriver', is a very purposeful cautionary tale with somewhat bleak outcomes even when it comes to these very type of particular Australian films that explore confronting subject matter such as dark secrets, guilt, atonement and a mystery never wanting to reveal itself. For one the film is incredibly well shot, written and performed throughout, really bringing out the natural sense of the drama. Though when it comes to understanding the main character; James (played by Reef Ireland), whose truly a fascinating character when it comes to the consequences of getting over a past violent deed, there isn't much else given to the development of the supporting characters that don't have much of any redeeming qualities especially when considering the progression of the narrative and consequences of one actions against another. Nonetheless, I found the film to be truly insightful character driven piece, with great performances and underlining mystery that really drives the momentum of the film from the beginning up until the very end. Be cautionary though, don't expect a happy outcome.
    Luke E Super Reviewer

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