River Runs Red

Movie review by Michael Ordona, Common Sense Media
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age 15+

Bloody violence, strong language in weak revenge thriller.

NR 2018 94 minutes

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age 18+

A very strong message badly delivered.

Dear Wes, I shan't bang you over the head as director and writer as the message within is powerful and needed. I think shaking the tree is the only way we get ahead as a community. In truth I was gutted not to be able to complete the film, which is not an indictment upon your art, really. The scene that killed me was the deeply uncomfortable hugging in the kitchen. Taye visibly winced in that scene - fine artist as he is but I could not get past that, sorry. You had a truly stella cast which ought to have lead to a slam dunk to lend a sporting metaphor. Please, please rise above the -ve and tell the story again as It's too important not to. I salute your effort, truly.
age 13+

ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE!! If you have ANY common sense than you will catch and understand extremely quick

This is directly to the person who claims to be ‘iamwesmiller’ you are the one and only reason I created this account. In hopes that you are truly who you say you are and that there’s the slightest possibility of you seeing this review. Amongst the other problems you commented towards, I believe you missed some of the most HUGE discrepancies. Firstly, in the very beginning Tay says to his son the black people are better than white instead of telling a kid that there is no difference instead of trying to further the race hatred in our country. Ok without getting into that ridiculous topic, let’s go to the part that literally destroyed this movie. My girlfriend and I could only laugh at and make fun of this movie in its entirety through the whole movie because of all the absolute WORST plot lines I’ve EVER seen in a movie, especially one containing fairly large stars and how they missed it, only points out their lack of intelligence as well. How the hell can people be so truly airheaded that they miss the fact that this judge who is 26yrs old (as pointed out towards the end after he kills the cop and the APB was put out), also had a 23yr old son (which was stated in the beginning in the kitchen during the conversation between the father and son), also the fact that during the meeting between the mayor and chief of police and the judge (Tay) they said how he’s been on the bench for 10yrs LMFAO!! So he was in law school at what 11-12yrs old? Just going through this movie and seeing one plot failure after another made this movie absolutely terrible and blew my mind that NO ONE who had any sort or common sense seemed to catch any of these failures beforehand. Well that’s all I’m going to get into since this was the only reason I went and created this account. To anyone else reading this, if you want a good laugh from a TERRIBLE movie plot line than go and watch to see how many utter bumblef*** mistakes you can find. Otherwise, I would recommend that you or no one EVER watch this horrible excuse of a movie. Go watch sharknado 7 or whatever number they are on now because that is probably 100000% better. Especially for story and plot lines, I’m sure everything will at least add up correctly.

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