River Runs Red (2018)



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Taye Diggs, George Lopez and John Cusack star in this action-packed battle for revenge at any price. Respected Judge Charles Coleman (Taye Diggs) and his wife have devoted their lives to law enforcement. The two are thrilled when their son is accepted into the police academy, but everything changes when he is shot by two corrupt cops (Luke Hemsworth and Gianni Capaldi) and the official investigation finds no wrongdoing. After his trusted friend detective Horace (John Cusack) finds evidence to the contrary, Charles joins forces with an anguished mechanic (George Lopez) whose son was killed by the same cops and together they take the law into their own hands. R.J. Mitte also stars in this gritty, intense thriller.

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Critic Reviews for River Runs Red

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

It takes a vitally serious subject and makes such a relentlessly dumb hash of it.

Nov 9, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The film's third act, featuring standard-issue gunfights and car chases, is too poorly staged to be remotely exciting.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The entertainment value's low in this pointed crime thriller, which saves its action sequences until right before the closing credits.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The acting is stiff, the pacing sluggish, the framing uncertain, the music an intrusive mush and the scenario schematic.

Nov 7, 2018 | Full Review…

River Runs Red is a film that is about a very serious issue but tends to sometimes take a campy approach to it. I could have done without a few of the scenes, but it was a pretty good story with a cast that makes the film work.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

While it'll likely be overshadowed by The Hate U Give, River Runs Red is a hugely important film. The themes it explores, and the way it imparts them, make it a vital (albeit austere) piece of social commentary.

Nov 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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