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July 29, 2016
Michael Dudikoff kind of does the Indiana Jones thing in Cannon's adaptation of Alistair MacLean's novel. Dudikoff leads a doctor and his daughter deep into the Amazon to find the source of a deadly plague. They are attacked by hostile natives. The doctor is killed, Dudikoff escapes, but without the young woman. Making his way back to civilization, Dudikoff is determined to travel back to the tribe's village and rescue the girl. He gets an expedition going thanks to a wealthy German (Donald Pleasence), but his motives turn out to be not exactly benign. With a plot involving cannibals and Nazi experiments, this seems more fitting as an Italian outing or at least a cheap Franco film. Cannon's attempt to fit this into the cycle of Raiders rip-offs results in the exploitation elements being a little too soft sold. However, although Dudikoff is never a thrilling screen presence, he's backed by a group of solid character veterans ... besides Pleasence, Herbert Lom, L.Q. Jones and Robert Vaughan show up ... so this film manages to be a fairly entertaining lark.
½ November 1, 2013
Although it's an aging bunch, there's quite a few big names in this film adaptation of a Alistair Maclean adventure. Sadly it's a terrible screen version that comes across in film terms as a very poor man's Boys from Brazil. Although this is an unfair description the direction is poor and this is the real problem, which is a shame as the novelist is a good writer with previous proven big screen success.
October 20, 2013
Nazis are still active deep in the Amazonian Jungle in this decent Indiana Jones knock-off. An adventurer is joined by others in search of a lost city of treasures and come across cannibalistic jungle tribes and other problems.
May 1, 2013
Average Adventure Flick, Which See's A Slightly Overcomplicated Plot, Mixed In With The Usual Sense Of Jungle Adventure. An Adventurer Decides To Look For The Lost City Within The Amazon, He Is Joined By A Motley Crew Of Others, Who Are Looking For The Same Place For Their Own Reasons. They've Bitten Of More They Can Chew When They Discover Their Is a Nazi War Criminal Carrying Out The Same Experiments During The War.

Based On The Alister McLean Novel Of The Same Name, "River of Death" Is A Fairly Decent & Enjoyable Adventure Flick Which Features A Great Atmosphere As Well As A Decent Cast & Performances From Michael Duidkoff, Donald Pleasence & Robert Vaughn In Which They Have A Decent Script To Work With.
½ October 12, 2012
actually i kinda like it , there are so many people of Indian tribes that involves in this film.
½ September 13, 2011
actually i kinda like it , there are so many people of Indian tribes that involves in this film.
½ June 30, 2010
The complex, and rather preposterous plot prevents this one from being good. It has some exciting moments, but it?s also amusingly bad at times. The acting is okay, and certainly a waste of some fine actors. It has some good cinematography, the pacing isn't bad but it is all just so silly.
½ June 30, 2010
50/100. The complex, and rather preposterous plot prevents this one from being good. It has some exciting moments, but it's also amusingly bad at times. The acting is okay, and certainly a waste of some fine actors. It has some good cinematography, the pacing isn't bad but it is all just so silly.
½ June 9, 2008
One star to this hot, humid, pestilence-filled jungle movie based on a preposterously dull Alistair MacLean novel. A star and a half to Michael Dudikoff just for being gorgeous.
deano
Super Reviewer
April 14, 2007
Average adventure where an adventurer wades his way through hostile Indians, cannibals, river pirates, and Nazis to rescue an archaeologist's daughter.
April 11, 2007
I see the name Donald Pleasence..I must see this.
September 28, 2006
This looks really crap.
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