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River Runs Red (2018)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 9 November 2018 (USA)
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When the son of a successful judge (Taye Diggs) is killed by two police officers (Luke Hemsworth/Gianni Capaldi) and the system sets them free, a hardened veteran detective (John Cusack) ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Taye Diggs ... Charles Coleman, Sr.
John Cusack ... Horace
George Lopez ... Javier
Luke Hemsworth ... Von
Gianni Capaldi ... Rory
Briana Evigan ... Marilyn
RJ Mitte ... Officer Thomas
Steven Berrebi ... Brass One
Jaqueline Fleming ... Professor Lawless
Jennifer Tao ... Eve
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tshombi Basemore Tshombi Basemore ... Diego
Joseph Belk Joseph Belk ... CJ
Michael Clofine ... Officer Mike
John D. Hickman ... Officer Tom
Spencer Kingsley Spencer Kingsley ... Carter
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When the son of a successful judge (Taye Diggs) is killed by two police officers (Luke Hemsworth/Gianni Capaldi) and the system sets them free, a hardened veteran detective (John Cusack) finds some incriminating files on the officers and the judge teams up with another mourning father (George Lopez) to take the law into his own hands.

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Vengeance is the Only Justice

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Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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Emotional movie. Worth the watch.
9 November 2018 | by ty-25664See all my reviews

I don't review often, but the range in reviews perplexes me. But maybe not. Wes Miller took on a topic in a way that some may call controversial and and in a way that is somewhat commercial. That means there were be many who love it and an equal number that do not. Some people say the film starts strong with the dramatic parts and then somehow devolves when it gets to the action. FAIR. BUT, NOT FAIR. Miller does not wrap things up in a bow and does not try to make people feel good. If you are looking for a movie that's entertaining (the action is dope) and still makes you think, watch it. If you want a movie that makes you think everything will be alright if things continue the way they go...then don't. I agree with one reviewer about this:

"It's worth mentioning that the marketing of River Runs Red is hugely misleading. The poster shows four men pointing guns - in reality, firefights and action are only a minor part of the film (even the action scenes prefer punching)...In addition, the synopses found on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes suggest the film is an action revenge film, instead of the slow-burn thriller that it actually is. Thankfully, the actual film is far better than these summaries imply.

Every aspect of the film works well, from its performances to direction and music. In particular both Taye Diggs and Jennifer Tao as Coleman's wife give moving performances that straddle the fine line between sadness and rage, which helps underline (or contrast) the troubled system that griefs them.

While it'll likely be overshadowed by The Hate U Give, River Runs Red is a hugely important film. The themes it explores, and the way it imparts them, make it a vital (albeit austere) piece of social commentary. Writer and director Wes Miller is clearly an upcoming film-making powerhouse, with his upcoming IMDb projects showing a dedication to exploring the ongoing social and cultural problems in America."

GIVE IT A SHOT!


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