The River King
2005
Detective Abel Grey (Edward Burns) investigates a mysterious drowning death in this haunting thriller. When the body of a prep school student is discovered in a river, authorities rule the death as a suicide, but the astute Grey suspects the boy died as a result of an extreme hazing ritual. With help from a teacher (Jennifer Ehle), the dogged detective follows the clues on a path that forces him to relive his own brother's tragic death.

Scott Hardie: “It was ok.”

Ed Burns broods grimly in this moody murder investigation, like The X Files without the supernatural. It's a fairly weak indie movie, but it does stir feeling for its wounded hero, and the photography of snowbound Nova Scotia is haunting.

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