Retro Review: Crimson Rivers

Infamous and stoic French actor Jean Reno (“Leon the Professional”) stars as Pierre Niemans, a French detective is brought to a remote mountain college to investigate the grisly murder of a student. Niemans eventually has to team-up with a local hot-shot police officer, Max (Vincent Cassel) when their cases collide with shocking results.

Jean Reno is one of my favorite European actors and he does not disappoint in this stylish and grisly investigation. Reno is perfect for the role and it is amazing how good he can be when given such incredible subject material. The relationship between Reno and Cassel is brilliant on film.

There is so much to herald in this film. There hasn’t been a great crime-thriller probably since “Se7en”, Rivers comes close.

(4 out of 5)

So Says the Soothsayer.

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