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The River Wild Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 18, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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.
Alison Macor
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Stephen Farber
January 9, 2002
[Streep's] role is ridiculous, and the scenes depicting her marital crisis play like a hokey prelude to the inevitable reconciliation.
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Fred Topel
August 15, 2003
Terrible "suspense" movie. Predictable and no action until the end.
| Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
July 14, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Entertainment Weekly
September 30, 1994
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
The thriller framework is still familiar, but the results exhibit a welcome freshness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 19, 2004
corny but gripping
| Original Score: 3/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
If watched from a mildly amused, forgiving distance, the movie has its enjoyable moments -- good and campy.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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.
Dragan Antulov
December 29, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
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