The River Wild - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The River Wild Reviews

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January 5, 2018
A stale product of Movieland mechanics, diluted from Griffith's Way Down East and John Boorman's Deliverance, this picture is just one more reason to worry about an outstanding talent.
November 30, 2017
Streep catches the exhilaration of a housewife high on a little danger -- and of an upmarket actress in her first action movie.
February 29, 2012
Another 1990s domestic parable chastising workaholic dads, The River Wild also functions as a gorgeous travelogue and a Meryl Streep action film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 11, 2007
A buff Streep vs. bad guy Bacon on a wild river journey in which good acting overcomes several cliches.
| Original Score: 3/5
September 19, 2004
corny but gripping
| Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2003
Terrible "suspense" movie. Predictable and no action until the end.
| Original Score: 1/5
March 25, 2003
It looks like an action movie, sounds like an action movie, but there's a lot more going on here.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2003
The title promises more than the film delivers.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 9, 2002
[Streep's] role is ridiculous, and the scenes depicting her marital crisis play like a hokey prelude to the inevitable reconciliation.
May 12, 2001
The perfect high old time for audiences in the mood to be tossed into the spin cycle for a pulse-pounding thrill ride.
January 1, 2000
The thriller framework is still familiar, but the results exhibit a welcome freshness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Constructed from so many ideas, characters and situations recycled from other movies that all the way down the river I kept thinking: Been there. Done that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
If watched from a mildly amused, forgiving distance, the movie has its enjoyable moments -- good and campy.
January 1, 2000
O'Neill proves to be a squeamish screenwriter. He doesn't allow his villain to do anything truly unnerving until the story's nearly done.
January 1, 2000
The real action star to threaten Bruce Willis' Die Hard crown and make us forget Sylvester Stallone's Cliffhanger and Demolition Man one-two punch from last year has emerged. And it's Meryl Streep.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 18, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
June 4, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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