The River (2018)



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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

"Harmony Lessons" and "The Wounded Angel" may have established the preoccupations of this self-described trilogy, but "The River" is a downstream delta where those ideas spread and swirl in compelling, sometimes creepy combination.

Feb 10, 2019 | Full Review…
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Some may find it aestheticized to a fault, but this is a seductive, sensual work, its melancholy spell pierced by unexpected humor as well as danger.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Although the third act of The River becomes more plot-driven than it really needs to, much of the film is conveyed through rhythm, framing, and atmosphere.

Sep 8, 2018 | Full Review…

This peculiar and impenetrable look at five boys raised on a secluded farm can be a frustrating endurance test. You'll be rewarded by darkly comic wit and a political allegory that will have you mulling over striking images long after it's over.

Sep 8, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A searing, precise portrayal of the dangers of not only luddism, but the dysfunctional possibilities in the absence of love and affection.

Sep 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Rigorously composed and characteristically austere, it casts a spell that should attract support from adventurous distributors and arthouse admirers of uncompromising auteur cinema.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…

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