Roger Ebert’s review of THE RIVER (LE FLEUVE)


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Films have grown so aggressive and jittery that it takes patience to calm down into one like “The River.” Its most dramatic moment takes place offscreen. Renoir is not interested in emotional manipulation but in regarding lives as they are lived. Not everyone we like need be successful, and not everyone we dislike need fail. All will be sorted out in the end — or perhaps not, which is also the way time passes and lives resolve themselves.

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Roger Ebert

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