THE RIVER WILD (Theatrical Release USA 1994)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

The River Wild
relies on terrific actors—Meryl Streep, David Straitharn, and John C. Reilly to tell its story. But, it fails to hold attention and ends as an average movie with a few good river rafting scenes. It seems like a long 108 minutes to the film’s conclusion.

Film Courtesy of Wikipedia


A family attempting a river rafting trip encounters two dangerous criminals.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Curtis Hanson for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Raymond Hartwick and Ilona Herzberg for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Gail Hartman (Meryl Streep), Roarke Hartman (Joseph Mazzello), Willa Hartman (Stephanie Sawyer), Tom Hartman (David Straitharn), Gail’s Mother (Elizabeth Hoffman), Gail’s Father (Victor Galloway), Ranger (Diane Delano), Ranger (Thomas F. Duffy), Wade (Kevin Bacon), and Terry (John C. Reilly).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. Instead of this film, choose the thriller movie, No Escape, for better value of dollar and time expenditure.

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