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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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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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Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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Lost potential to bad directing and even worse writing
16 November 2018 | by TheTopDawgSee all my reviews

Novice writer & director Wes Miller should have passed on the screenplay duties to someone more experienced. The premise of the story was good, but it was executed poorly.

What was the point of even having John Cusack in the film? And why does he always have to wear the lame sad black clothes and baseball cap in every film?

The character development was pretty lame, especially Taye Diggs' Asian wife that totally did not make them look like a couple and was annoying with the subtitles when she was speaking in Chinese. Their son wasn't even 1/10th Chinese, so gain, what was the point? The casting department really needed to give their head a shake. The only cop that looked and played the role was Luke Hemsworth. All other cops including supporting roles and (especially) Cusask where very poorly cast.

Wes Miller's camera directing was decent, but directing his cast was awful, and it showed. The only actors that held their own were George Lopez and Luke Hemsworth. I'm a fan of Taye Diggs, but I know with a better director, he would've shined.

The editing was also atrocious. Did a 5th grader with scissors and tape edit this film?

The cinematography was decent as was the score and soundtrack (would have loved to hear more). The pace wasn't bad as some reviewers stated - it was the directing and editing that made it seem so slow. The length of 94 mins was decent, although 85 would have been better with proper editing.

Nevertheless, this is a B-grade film with (unfortunately) a C-grade production, which made it lose its potential. Perhaps instead of having over *36* producers in this film, they should have invested in a better film production team.

Would I see it again? No. Would I recommend it? Sure if there's nothing better to see, and if you can get past the amateur production and simply appreciate the story being told from some popular lead actors.

Not even close to the fake 10/10's, but certainly undeserving of all the 1/10's. It's a true and honest 6/10 from me.


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