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River - Season 1

John River is a brilliant police inspector whose genius lies side-by-side with the fragility of his mind. He is a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest.
Duration: 60 min
Quality: HD
Release: 2015
IMDb: 8.0
Keywords:  #Eddie Marsan #Lesley Manville #Nicola Walker #River #Season 1 #Stellan Skarsgård
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Independent (UK)
February 04, 2019
It is still well-written and shot beautifully, but the criminal investigation is not the crux of the drama.
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El Pais (Spain)
July 11, 2018
Better not to know more and enjoy the beauty, pain and intensity of River. [Full Review in Spanish]
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Den of Geek
April 16, 2019
Inside all the familiar genre trappings-the gunned-down ex-partner, the arse-kicking boss, thrilling foot chases, expensive London skylines, a detective that doesn't play by the rules-is an emotionally meaningful drama led by charismatic performances.
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London Evening Standard
April 16, 2019
Starring Stellan Skarsgård as Detective John River and Nicola Walker as his partner Stevie, the detective drama stood out in an overcrowded genre with its compelling scripts and unusual elements courtesy of writer Abi Morgan.
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The List
April 16, 2019
River may well blow it in the remaining four episodes, but as a starting point, the opening salvos are heartbreakingly great.
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What She Said
July 31, 2020
River is one of those offbeat, magical series that comes along occasionally, bursting with possibility, whose leading character is in some ways the best and worst of us, whom we immediately recognise.
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The Herald (Ireland)
April 16, 2019
River is a dazzling feat of high-wire writing without a safety net.
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New York Times
December 30, 2015
[The premise] might sound hokey, but this series, created and written by Abi Morgan, is anything but that, growing deeper, darker and more intricate with each episode.
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Daily Telegraph (UK)
November 17, 2015
(Skarsgård's) performance here was a revelation, switching in seconds from remoteness to fury, from twinkling avuncularity to withering scorn.
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We Got This Covered
November 23, 2015
Intelligent and eerie, River manages to push past its deflated premise to become a captivating exploration of mental illness and the widespread effects of trauma.
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Irish Times
April 16, 2019
It's rare that the final episode of a drama is as brilliant as the first, but everything about River (BBC One, Tuesday) this week is pitch perfect.
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Globe and Mail
April 16, 2019
It is brilliantly done, a little masterpiece of entertainment raised to the level of grave, heartbreaking storytelling.
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IMDb: 7
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