The River Wild (1994) Reviews
Meryl Streep is my favorite actress and I’m not the only one who thinks she is the best actress in the world. Not only she is incredibly talented, she is also really versatile and she has done movies in almost any genre you could think of. She didn’t do much action movies though and I think this flick was the only one she did in this genre. As usual, she completely nailed her performance and, as a result, you can see how more compelling an action flick movie can be when the main character is played by a very good actor (see also ‘The Bourne Identity’ for example). This movie was also directed by Curtis Hanson, a decent director who has just recently retired due to Alzheimers. His previous directing effort, ‘The Hand that Rocks the Craddle’ was a hit but it is above all his following movie, ‘L.A. Confidential’ which would be massively heralded. This movie that he made in between is nowadays pretty much forgotten and it is actually rather understandable. I mean, the whole selling point is to see Meryl Streep in an action movie and that’s precisely what you get, no more and no less. Indeed, basically, Streep was very good but the plot was just too pedestrian and predictable for my taste. Still, even though it was nothing really amazing, it was not bad at all and I think it is worth a look, especially if you are interested in Meryl Streep’s work.
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