• Brendan Edwards

    ★★★ Watched by Brendan Edwards 09 Jan, 2015

    A very emotionally captivating film in what we see these two very different strangers come together to find their children in this multi-cultural world. Two amazingly simple but heartfelt performances from the leads...


  • tofb

    ★★★ Watched by tofb 24 Nov, 2014

    Neither parent really knows their child. They are both lone souls before and after the events unfold.
    I fully expected the mother to throw herself off that cliff she's always hanging about. I like how the father worked as a tree saver and was so tall, thin and gnarled, just like an Ent.
    I liked the glimpse of London life, and of life on an English farm.
    I hated the morgue scene, squirmy.
    I can't figure out if this is a true story or just a "dramatization"


  • Steve Grzesiak

    ★★★ Watched by Steve Grzesiak 04 Aug, 2014

    Bear in mind this is a review from a person very rapidly becoming a cynical old bastard.

    London River troubled me. Not necessarily in the way that it was supposed to, but more in the way that it told its story. It's a mark of just how wonderful the two central performances are here, from Brenda Blethyn and Sotigui Kouyaté, that I've given this a friendly orange heart and three stars because there really wasn't much else here that would…


  • Martin Jensen

    ★★★½ Watched by Martin Jensen 18 Jul, 2014

    Maybe a little too contrived to hit the tone of naturalism it's going for, but nevertheless this is a pretty powerful film with great performances from Brenda Blethyn and Sotigui Kouyaté.


  • Sarfaraz Abbasi

    ★★★★½ Added by Sarfaraz Abbasi

    London River British film, co-written, produced directed by Franco-Algerian Rachid Bouchareb (Outside The Law -Best Foreign Language Oscar-nominated). Starring Brenda Blethyn and late Sotigui Kouyaté. Film premiered at (59th) Berlin International Film Festival on Feb 10-2009.

    In July 2005, British Elisabeth Sommers (Blethyn), go to mainland England to search for her missing daughter (on infamous day of 7th July 2005 bombings in London)from Guernsey, where she works on her farm. An African Muslim Ousmane (Kouyaté) flocks in from France looking…


  • Paul Berkeley

    ★★★★ Watched by Paul Berkeley 08 Jun, 2014

    Loved this drama that mixed a fictitious story during the time of the London bombings in 2005.Good performances by all the cast especially the two central characters played by Brenda Blethyn and the late Sotigui Kouyaté not to be missed.


  • Andre Cadieux

    ★★★★½ Watched by Andre Cadieux 17 Apr, 2014

    A realistic portrayal of a woman's prejudice being broken down by experiences and relationships.


  • Kent Dempsey

    ★★★★ Watched by Kent Dempsey 31 Mar, 2014

    Two strangers meeting in London searching for their children in the wake of the London Bombings. Worth seeing for its two amazing performances, from Brenda Blethyn and Sotigui Kouyate, which overcome the shaky plot.



    ★★★ Watched by SMRIDGLEY74 26 Mar, 2014

    After traveling to London to check on their missing children in the wake of the 2005 terror attack on the city, two strangers come to discover their respective children had been living together at the time of the attacks. Sums it up really.


  • Mark C

    ★★★½ Watched by Mark C 24 Mar, 2014 2

    OK, first things first; I tuned in for Brenda Blethyn but I stayed for Sotigui Kouyaté, because my word, that performance is just so heartbreaking, empathetic and dignified it just resonates deeply with every lovingly captured shot of his worn and weary face. His death a year after this film was made is a sad loss to cinema.

    London River is a film with something to say delivered on an intimate and personal level. In other words its the kind…


  • Alberto Farina

    ★★★½ Watched by Alberto Farina 27 Feb, 2014

    Two desperate parents meet by chance when her daughter and his son go missing after the London bombings on July 7th, 2005. Allegedly shot in just 2 weeks, low-budget drama is deeply affecting as sorrow brings both protagonists to overcome each other's racial prejudice - she's British while he's from Senegal. Bare bones storyline yields increasingly strong emotions, but it's the interplay between Blethyn and Kouyaté that makes all the difference.


  • Matt Thomas

    ★★★★ Added by Matt Thomas

    Powerful and compelling story driven by a wonderful, award-worthy performance from Blethyn.