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Turn the River Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    55

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    An only-in-the-movies mother hustles pool to raise the money to abduct the son she's been forbidden to see since her divorce.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Carina Chocano

    The main problem with Turn the River is that it's a well-acted, if not terribly well-crafted, character-driven drama without much in the way of a purpose.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Until it transforms into an improbable thriller, Turn the River is a finely observed portrait of a desperate working-class woman who refuses to play by ordinary rules.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The New Yorker Anthony Lane

    Skip the coda to this movie, with its tiny upswing of hope, and remember the days at the tables, as dim and endless as nights, and the click of the dialogue.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Turn the River can't weather the ante-upping into pathos when Kailey desperately reasserts her privilege of motherhood--but the sense of storytelling intelligence is undeniable.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety Ronnie Scheib

    Atmospheric picture positively vibrates with authenticity, and Janssen's intense, febrile performance earned a special jury prize at the Hamptons fest.

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