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River (2016)



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After refusing to obey a senior surgeon, John Lake, an American volunteer doctor in Laos, is instructed to take a leave of absence. To regroup, he travels to a remote island in the south of Laos. The solace of the island is shattered when John intervenes in the sexual assault of a young Laotian woman, accidentally killing her assailant. Horrified by the violence and the prospect of being sent to prison, John panics and flees. He soon discovers that he's wanted not only for the murder of an Australian Senator's son, but also for the rape of the very woman he saved. What follows is a harrowing journey through the Laotian interior that will test and transform John in profound ways.

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Sara Botsford
as Dr. Stephanie Novella
Ted Atherton
as Patrick Reardon
Karen Glave
as Beverly Hartwick
Yannawoutthi Chanthalungsy
as Lao Police Captain
Naliphone Siviengxay
as Bungalow Proprietor
Alex Boyesen
as Ban Nakasang Police Captain
Keo Phasouk
as Student Doctor
Phetmany Sengsouvanh
as Angry Tourist
Adrian Mottram
as Fisherman 2
Mithouna Lathsahodee
as Accident Victim
Vanhkam Mouansythong
as Accident Victim
Nok Solathtanavong
as Accident Victim
Bounthavy Phommachan
as Accident Victim
Sengsavanh Phachansay
as Accident Victim
Vanh Vayoh
as Accident Victim
Bouasy Saypamouk
as Amputee Girl
Bounthom Southammavong
as Police Officer at Checkpoint
Katmany Sayasan
as Police Officers at Checkpoint
Davone Ratsavong
as Police Officer at Checkpoint
Vilayout Keomany
as Police Officer at Checkpoint
Thongvanh Panyadee
as Police Officer at Checkpoint
Phouxay Sengaloun
as Police Officer at Checkpoint
as Fisherman 1
Noylah Siseng
as Ticket Agent
Bounthavi Kay
as Ban Nakasang Police Officer
Bouphasavat Noy
as Ban Nakasang Police Officer
Souvanh Phetmany
as Ban Nakasang Police Officer
Phone Sibounheuang
as Bus Driver Assistant
Khamsal Anousone
as Pakse Security Guard
"Black Scorpion" Sayavong
as Pakse Security Guard
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Critic Reviews for River

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

In a demanding role light on dialogue, Sutherland's rangy, loping physicality serves both the character and the action well ...

March 11, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Dagg does a decent job of helming a tale that is not particularly complex or edifying, although an interesting twist at the end will almost certainly divide audiences.

March 10, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Sutherland is superbly frayed, seeming to get appreciably thinner and more shell-like every minute.

March 10, 2016 | Full Review…

Notwithstanding an atmospheric backdrop and what looks like a grueling shoot, Dagg's thriller is slow to get going and hampered by an inexpressive leading man.

March 10, 2016 | Full Review…

As thrillers go, the thrill is gone fairly quickly. But give River points for appearing to ask hard questions about do-gooders in far-away places.

March 10, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[Sutherland] pitches his performance at a delicate point between a good man struggling to extricate himself out of a dire situation, and a white man who can't think outside the entitlement box.

March 8, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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