River Runs Red Reviews

November 19, 2018
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.
November 11, 2018
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.
November 9, 2018
Bloody violence, strong language in weak revenge thriller.
November 9, 2018
... doesn't adequately articulate the moral complexities in its provocative subject matter, instead transitioning into a clichéd vigilante thriller.
November 9, 2018
It takes a vitally serious subject and makes such a relentlessly dumb hash of it.
November 8, 2018
The entertainment value's low in this pointed crime thriller, which saves its action sequences until right before the closing credits.
November 8, 2018
A mismatched trio of stars (John Cusack, Taye Diggs and George Lopez) stumble through this hackneyed drama about a police shooting of an unarmed young black man.
November 8, 2018
The acting is stiff, the pacing sluggish, the framing uncertain, the music an intrusive mush and the scenario schematic.
November 8, 2018
The film's third act, featuring standard-issue gunfights and car chases, is too poorly staged to be remotely exciting.