The River Wild1994
The River Wild (1994)
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Critic Reviews for The River Wild
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.
The perfect high old time for audiences in the mood to be tossed into the spin cycle for a pulse-pounding thrill ride.
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.
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.
If watched from a mildly amused, forgiving distance, the movie has its enjoyable moments -- good and campy.
Audience Reviews for The River Wild
I really dig this flick. It's good to see Streep doing something this fun and Bacon makes a great villain. I've seen it at least 15 times and I never get tired of watching it.
Thriller about robbers who kidnap a family to help him escape down river. Good cast.
Exciting, but not rewatchable
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