River (2016) 720p YIFY Movie

River (2016)

In the south of Laos, an American volunteer doctor becomes a fugitive after he intervenes in the sexual assault of a young woman. When the assailant's body is pulled from the Mekong River, things quickly spiral out of control.

IMDB: 5.927 Likes

  • Genre: Thriller |
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 653.45M
  • Resolution: 1280*800 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 95
  • IMDB Rating: 5.9/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 5 / 10

The Synopsis for River (2016) 720p

A medical practitioner gets himself involved in a crime which happens in a unexpected way. Filled full of guilt, he tries to escape from the cops of Thailand but finally gets captured for a while, then gets a approached to go back to his own country.

The Director and Players for River (2016) 720p

[Director]Jamie M. Dagg
[Role:]Sara Botsford
[Role:]Rossif Sutherland
[Role:]Douangmany Soliphanh

The Reviews for River (2016) 720p

Reviewed byin1984Vote: 2/10/10

2.3 of 10. Nothing like a river in its style. Though the title and thestory do eventually connect, that's about the only connection you feelfrom this. The thrills/suspense all feel artificial, forced withoutanything to be of a concern. The running looks more like jogging.

Maybe the lead actor's connection to a Hollywood star is what gets thissome free publicity, but it's not the story or his acting. This wouldbe better setup as a tragic comedy about a naive American in a foreigncountry, but nobody involved seems to recognize it and you end up witha film taking its actors far too seriously.

I wouldn't recommend this on any level. It tries to provide somemeaningful commentary on international problems, but even that feelsconcocted within this film.

Reviewed byTom DooleyVote: 7/10/10

John Lake (Rossif Sutherland) is a doctor working for an NGO in Laoswhen he gets told to take some time off after a bit of 'stress' in thework place. So he heads to a peaceful part of the country for some 'rand r'. Then he sees a sexual assault taking place between a touristand a local girl. He intervenes – and it does not take very long forthings to go very bad, very quickly.

Now that is the synopsis and to say anymore would be a bit of a plotspoiler, however this is a thriller so you know that there is going tobe a lot more to this than just the above. And it manages the thrillerpart really well; the acting is all very good too as is the direction.

This is one of those films that goes for down to earth realism ratherthan sensationalism and that helps it achieve the necessary level ofauthenticity that means that I, for one, was able to empathise with thecharacters and engage more deeply. This is one of those films that seemto have slipped by unnoticed, which is a pity as this is one that isvery much worth checking out.

Reviewed byJoshua H.Vote: 8/10/10

"River" is a Laotian film about John Lake, an American doctor workingin Laos, who intervenes in the sexual assault of a young woman by anAustralian tourist. His efforts of intervening lead to him killing theAustralian tourist, being mistakenly accused of sexually assaulting thewoman, and having him being a wanted fugitive. The film is directed byfirst time Canadian director Jamie M. Dagg, who does one hell of a jobwith this film.

The film takes its time to develop the character of John and thenthrows him in this crazy situation that he mistakenly got himself into.I felt so empathetic towards John because he wanted to do the rightthing, and by doing so he accidentally kills a guy and is falselyaccused of assaulting a woman. The story is very simple and has beendone in many other films before but what makes "River" standout is itsrealism and Rossif Sutherland's performance as John. Sutherland bringsso much energy to this role and does an excellent job being a frantic,scared, and innocent person.

As the film continues and John is on the run you later find out who theAustralian tourist is related to which adds a new level of extremity tothe situation. There's not a lot to say about the film story wise, youhave a man on the run and doing what he can to not get arrested forfalse causes. The performances are great, the direction is great, andthe cinematography is overall very well.

A couple issues I had with the film is that during some scenes whenJohn is being chased or running the camera is very shaky. And at thelast ten or so minutes of the film something is revealed about thesituation John's in which causes our character to make an action thatdidn't sit too well with me.

Overall "River" is a wonderful directorial debut for Jamie Dagg, whichdisplays great performances from Rossif Sutherland, and all of the castas well. I'm looking forward to what this talented young man will donext.

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