The Crimson Rivers (Les Rivières pourpres)
The Crimson Rivers (Les Rivières pourpres) (2001)

Veteran cop Pierre Niemans is sent to Guernon to investigate a bizarre murder near a legendary private school isolated in the Alps. And it's no ordinary murder; the killer has been very methodical, leaving twisted inexplicable clues to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 16, 2001
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Critic Score
68%
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User Score
70%


Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

This is a French film desperate to please an American audience.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

By movie's end, you'd swear you were on Hollywood Boulevard, with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon 11.

Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

It has good tough-cop banter, a couple of satisfying action scenes ... and a load of plot twists you won't see coming.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Could teach many an American thriller a thing or two about sophisticated creepiness.

Mark Rahner
Seattle Times

The most American French movie ever, it's like a Hollywood blockbuster that accidentally got made by smart people. And it's excellent.

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Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos

Un interesante thriller sangriento que muestra que el género no está muerto, y que los franceses saben hacerlo increíblemente bien.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

It ends up being more about stage blood and stupid plot tricks.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Some actors are just automatically the moral locus of every scene they're in. They're the major movie stars, and Reno is one of those.

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Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

A film more likely to make scratch your head than bite your nails all the way home.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Ross Collins
Whilst being a gruesome psychological horror detective story it is actually rather enjoyable thanks to a script that's more suitable as light… More
Al S
It's the Silence of the Lambs meets Seven. A first-rate edge of your seat thriller. Spine-tingling, heart-racing and nerve-frying. Chilling and… More
familiar stranger
Not incredible, but works good enough for time pass.
Derek Daniels
Interesting, kinda grisly drama about two detectives solving two seemingly unrelated cases in France. Jean Reno and vincent Cassell are two great actors, so… More
Cynthia S.
3 and 3/4's. Pretty good. I'm not really on board with alot of French films, but this was rather enjoyabe. EXCEPT...they threw in some strange fight… More
Wahida K
This is a very nice Mini Series. Jean Reno is a very Random Actor I can count on in any of his Movies or mini Series that he wont dissapoint me!