"Based on the story by Laura Kasischke, Suspicious River is the kind of work that would seem to defy a filmed approach. The fact that it works as well as it does is a testament to [Lynne] Stopkewich's talent for navigating the lumps beneath the carpet, and [Molly] Parker's ability to look alive and dead in the same frame."
-- Katherine Monk
Monk, Katherine. Weird Sex and Snowshoes: And Other Canadian Film Phenomena. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2001. (pp. 338-339)