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An underwhelming thriller.
...a disappointingly uneven endeavor that can't quite get the job done...
"The River Murders felt like a made for T.V. movie. It's not awful, but yet not very good either. Jack Verdon is a police officer who finds himself caught up in a murder case that he happens to be the main suspect in. The reason he is the main suspect is because the victims are all females he has had sexual encounters with in his past. I guess Police Officer Verdon was quite the ladies man and soon the bodies start piling up as the serial killer continues to make his way through Verdon's past of women leading him to Verdon's current wife.
The movie unravels like a good T.V. mystery. It kinda felt like it would belong to one of the many cop shows on T.V. The performances are nothing that would be remembered, but good enough for the movie. It's not something I would see again, but I don't regret seeing it. Worth at least one watch."
The overall style of the film is a tad bit predictable but showing us the killer without giving us any backstory really puts this down dramatically.
The film feels very direct to DVD and the performances are very pedestrian. This film has been a 100 times before but typically this film hasn't got a pulse. The director can't seem to establish if he wants to direct a noir film or a thriller.
The writing is quite poor none the actors give any thing personal. The tone of the film is just wrong, instead of going deeper into character we are given pointless support characters. The killer has no presence leaving the film cold and boring.
The film seems to be so serious when the plot is clearly a thriller. The boring film can't overcome it's short comings
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