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Cast: Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, Speed, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure), Molly Ringwald ("Riverdale," "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," Sixteen Candles), and Ana Ularu (Outbound, Inferno)

Director: Matthew Ross

Genre: Crime/Romance/Thriller

Year: 2018

Rating: NR

When a business deal in Russia goes south, a U.S. diamond merchant (Keanu Reeves) and his lover (Ana Ularu) are caught in a lethal crossfire between the buyer and federal intelligence service.

An American diamond merchant travels to Russia to sell rare blue diamonds of questionable origin. As the deal begins to collapse he falls into an obsessive relationship with a Russian cafe owner in a small Siberian town. As their passion builds, so does the treacherous world of the diamond trade from which he is unable to extricate himself. Both collide as the American man desperately looks for escape in a world with no exit.

'Siberia' tells the story of Lucas Hill, a diamond merchant who travels to Siberia in search of his missing partner. While there, he begins a passionate affair with a local diner owner. As the Russian deal begins to collapse, the woman is drawn into the danger with Lucas.

Don't expect a "John Wick" like thriller here with loads of action. 'Siberia' is a thriller that offers up a lot of drama and a good bit of romance a long the way.

What the film does offer though is top notch. The cast is fantastic, especially Keanu Reeves who plays Lucas and Ana Ularu who plays Katya, the woman with whom he has a steamy affair with. Reeves is in low key mode here but he has always been a very good actor and this film allows him to showcase it. You really feel for Lucas and Reeves has a lot to do with it. Ana Ularu is also a highlight here. The beautiful actress show great chemistry with Reeves and she also gets to showcase her own acting talents and her sexiness as well. I will be keeping an eye open to see what she does next.

'Siberia' is a slow-moving crime film but it is never boring. Matthew Ross does a great job getting the most out of his cast and the story which was written by Oscar nominated novelist/screenwriter Scott B Smith and producer/screenwriter Stephen Hamel is both clever and realistic. The dialogue is sharp and just as realistic as the story. The only action in the film happens toward the end but you are always kept engaged by the story and several twists it offers up.

I have to admit I enjoyed 'Siberia' much more than I thought I would and I recommend checking it out when it opens in theaters and on VOD 7/13/18. This is a very well made crime/thriller that is sure to please fans of the genre as well as Reeves.

Released by Saban Films

**** Out Of *****