Where the Rivers Flow North Reviews

  • Aug 11, 2008

    The bad guys want to build a dam, the lead won't move. It's a dull plot, set in a time and place that fails to catch the imagination. But where the film really fails is in how dark and bleak it feels. There is no humour at all and little to connect with. The audience is forced to watch a gruelling, grotty struggle with no reward. It feels like being dunked in the freezing, churning, never ceasing river for a hundred minutes.

    The bad guys want to build a dam, the lead won't move. It's a dull plot, set in a time and place that fails to catch the imagination. But where the film really fails is in how dark and bleak it feels. There is no humour at all and little to connect with. The audience is forced to watch a gruelling, grotty struggle with no reward. It feels like being dunked in the freezing, churning, never ceasing river for a hundred minutes.

  • Feb 29, 2008

    In addition to being beautifully photographed and establishing a strong sense of "place", Craven's film is thoughtful, well-paced, and never manipulative. The latter is critical, because it keeps certain scenes from descending into unintended and unnecessary melodrama.

    In addition to being beautifully photographed and establishing a strong sense of "place", Craven's film is thoughtful, well-paced, and never manipulative. The latter is critical, because it keeps certain scenes from descending into unintended and unnecessary melodrama.

  • Nov 15, 2006

    A MUST SEE...independent film that won the "Spirit Award"

    A MUST SEE...independent film that won the "Spirit Award"

  • Jul 09, 2006

    Boring, but interesting. Michael J Fox is the antagonist- the only example Ive found so far.

    Boring, but interesting. Michael J Fox is the antagonist- the only example Ive found so far.

  • Jun 18, 2006

    This movie is awesome. It is a tearjerker in some areas though.

    This movie is awesome. It is a tearjerker in some areas though.