The Bottom Line
- Solid cast
- Some attempts at drama
- Unlikable characters
- Plot holes
- Inept villains
- Starring Michelle Page, Bill Moseley, Lucinda Jenney, Art Alexakis, Chris Coy, Michael Cudlitz
- Directed by Jourdan McClure
- Rated R
- DVD Release Date: June 6, 2012
Guide Review - 'Rogue River' DVD Review
Rogue River is a tiresome, humorless exercise in brutality that seems to serve only as a showcase of how insane the two antagonists are and how much torment they can heap upon their hapless victim. It's a frustrating viewing experience in which the method behind the villains' madness goes unexplained for too long, and even then, their madness feel overly exaggerated and random -- just the filmmakers' attempts at cheap shock value. The movie desperately wants to be edgy, but it comes off as annoying and desperate with inconsistent characterizations, inept baddies (who constantly allow their prisoner to escape) and a plot whose details don't add up. There are some admirable attempts at quiet poignancy in Rogue River, but it's all too little and much too late.
Special features include commentary and featurettes.