The River Niger

1976 - ENGLISH - MOVIE

Drama

A struggling house painter and poet in Watts, Los Angeles faces a series of challenges including his sons failure to graduate from Air Force flight school and a police shootout in his house. The River Niger is a 1976 American English-language Drama film starring Cicely Tyson, James Earl Jones, Louis Gossett, Glynn Turman, Jonelle Allen, Roger E. Mosley and Tony Burton. The River Niger was Produced by Sidney Beckerman. The River Niger is written by Joseph A. Walker and directed by Krishna Shah. Cine Artists Pictures acquired the distribution rights for the film. The River Niger was released on 13th April 1976 and takes a screen time of 105 minutes. Cinematography was done by Michael D. Margulies and editing by Irving Lerner. The music was composed by Jerry Goldstein along with War.
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  • Jini Score
    2.5/10
  • Critics Score
    25%
  • Jini Score
    2.5%
  • Critics Score
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Release Date13 APR 1976
Language

English

Genre

Drama

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The River Niger Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : neutral

50.0%

Positive Review Rating : 25%

25%
    • Roger Ebert

      The River Niger, a film about a series of crises in an American black family, has good intentions and several very well acted scenes. But its direction is a mess. ( Read More )
    • But for the rest, the film just doesnt ring true to human experience; its all too obviously a showcase for its unbelievably complicated situations. ( Read More )
    • Ruth Batchelor

      The play was award winning, but as a film, The River Niger is a washout. ( Read More )
    • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

      A touching family drama, an exploration of black identity and a moving parable about love ( Read More )
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