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Turn the River (2008) 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. The kid's abusive father,… 2008-05-09 R PT92M Jamie Dornan Famke Janssen Rip Torn
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Turn the River (2008)

MPAA Rating: R

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Famke Janssen, Turn the River | KILL BILLIARDS Famke Janssen is a mom who hustles pool to save her son from his abusive father in Turn the River
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KILL BILLIARDS Famke Janssen is a mom who hustles pool to save her son from his abusive father in Turn the River
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Limited Release: May 09, 2008; Rated: R; Length: 92 Minutes; With: Jamie Dornan and Famke Janssen

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. The kid's abusive father, meanwhile, is himself the angry son of a domineering, fanatically Catholic old bat. There are plenty more wildly arbitrary entanglements where those came from in Turn the River, the actor-indulgent first feature by Malcolm in the Middle's Chris Eigeman: Rip Torn as a grizzled pool-hall owner and Terry Kinney as a kindly passport forger. Even in down-market tank tops, Famke Janssen looks fetching with a pool stick. C-

Originally posted May 16, 2008 Published in issue #992-993 May 23, 2008 Order article reprints