The River
Closed 1h 25m
The River
68

The River NYC Reviews and Tickets

68%
(51 Reviews)
Positive
67%
Mixed
17%
Negative
16%
Members say
Great acting, Confusing, Slow, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

About the Show

Hugh Jackman stars in this Royal Court Theatre production about a fisherman who brings his girlfriend to a remote cabin in the woods.

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Member Reviews (51)

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866 Reviews | 898 Followers
25
Hifalutin, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if you want to brag about having seen Hugh Jackman on stage.

Don't see it if you have any sense of taste. It's just plain bad and pointless.

841 Reviews | 1006 Followers
15
Pointless, Excruciating, Boring, Bad

See it if You'll see anything Hugh Jackman does even if the show is horrible. I recommend saving your money and just catching a glimpse at stage door

Don't see it if You want to be entertained or enjoy your time

594 Reviews | 223 Followers
78
Edgy, Slow, Quirky, Intense, Confusing

See it if You want to see Jackman on stage, no matter how weak the material.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy non-linear, weird plays.

481 Reviews | 317 Followers
75
Disappointing, Great acting, Slow

See it if You want to see Hugh Jackman in person. The play was very cryptic and somewhat boring.

Don't see it if You don't like cryptic boring plays with spare sets.

Nic
386 Reviews | 84 Followers
75
Absorbing, Slow, Disappointing, Suspenseful, Confusing

See it if unlike me, you can figure out what the hell this was about. The lead had to explain the show to me afterwards.

Don't see it if you'd be annoyed by a show that does a great job building suspense only to provide zero payoff at the end.

364 Reviews | 148 Followers
88
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Slow, Riveting

See it if you like slow, smoldering mystery and feeling haunted afterward. Also, if you want to see Hugh Jackman gut a fish, cook it, and eat it.

Don't see it if you prefer action, fussier set design, neatly-packaged conclusions, or upbeat productions. If you don't want to think, go elsewhere.

306 Reviews | 152 Followers
45
Confusing, Slow, Insipid, Boring, Disappointing

See it if you want a piece that will leave you talking about it after it is over--especially if that talking is trying to figure out what you just saw

Don't see it if you want a play with a satisfying conclusion that wraps up the story with a bow. This is an extremely confusing piece Read more

224 Reviews | 293 Followers
60
Confusing, Good acting, Indulgent, Original, Riveting

See it if you love hugh jackman

Don't see it if you want a better show for 90 mins

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