The River
Closed 1h 25m
The River
69

The River NYC Reviews and Tickets

69%
(51 Ratings)
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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Show-Score Member Reviews (51)

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460 Reviews | 188 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.

54 Reviews | 4 Followers
80
Great acting, Epic, Absorbing

See it if You love Hugh Jackman! OMG!

Don't see it if You don’t love Hugh Jackman!

336 Reviews | 45 Followers
80
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if you enjoy thought provoking drama

Don't see it if you don't enjoy really having to pay close attention to every moment of a show

94 Reviews | 28 Followers
80
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like great acting and intense story, and of course, Hugh Jackman.

Don't see it if if you don't like thought provoking theatre.

88 Reviews | 37 Followers
79
Absorbing, Confusing, Intense, Spooky, Thought-provoking

See it if You'd enjoy a mysterious play about a man who seems to keep reliving his mistakes with women, with perhaps a more sinister interpretation.

Don't see it if You would be annoyed by a play that leaves you with many questions but few definite answers.

710 Reviews | 252 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.

230 Reviews | 46 Followers
76
Great acting, Intense, Resonant, Slow

See it if you value great acting above all else

Don't see it if you want better writing or a faster pace

509 Reviews | 336 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.

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