On the heels of the critically acclaimed neo-noir The Square comes the riveting crime-drama Animal Kingdom.
The terrifying risks she experiences make for riveting reading.
In the event he has made a movie that is brutal, horrific, and riveting.
"commanding attention," 1854, present participle adjective from rivet (v.). Related: Rivetingly.
c.1400, from Old French rivet "nail, rivet," from Old French river "to clench, fix, fasten," possibly from Middle Dutch wriven "turn, grind," related to rive (v.). The English word may be directly from Middle Dutch.