Critic Consensus: Riviera's sumptuous visual palette stands in queasy contrast to its seedy sensibility, although it could prove a treat for viewers eager to watch slick-looking pulp.
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as Georgina Clios
as Adriana Clios
as Jakob Negrescu
as Geoffrey Anderton
as The American Guest
as Grigory Litvinov
as Adam Clios
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It's already a holiday for the eyes. Now it just needs to transport our imaginations, too.
The dialogue is more Crossroads motel than le Carre...If the sunshine can blind you to that, it's warming up to be nicely ridiculous and trashy, like Footballers' Wives with the odd glimpse of an old master.
The age of the male antihero may be coming to an end, but that of the female is just beginning.
There are twists, there are turns. There is a sleek visual sensibility and a pretty dang resplendent setting.
Riviera isn't high art, and doesn't pretend to be. It's slick, glamorous, fast-paced, precision-tooled entertainment: brain-candy of the purest grade, and I gobbled it up.
The 10-part Sundance Now drama, billed as a thriller, spends almost as much time luxuriating in wealth as it does telling its story. And that's a shame, because an intriguing plot simmers behind those lingering shots of the Mediterranean coast.
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