Ain't Them Bodies Saints


Action / Crime / Drama / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 79%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 61%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 17595


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Rooney Mara as Ruth Guthrie
Rami Malek as Will
Ben Foster as Patrick Wheeler
Casey Affleck as Bob Muldoon
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751.18 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 36 min
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1hr 36 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by georgep53 8 / 10

David Lowery's Memorable & Courageous Period Piece

David Lowery has constructed a beautiful, atmospheric, little indie film with this 1970's Texas crime melodrama. At every point where Lowery could have added Hollywood flourishes and gimmicks to make the film more commercial he refuses to do so. The result is a thin crime & punishment type plot that functions as a canvas for this tone poem about passion and tragedy. I don't know if I could say there's anything ultimately redemptive about these sad, doomed characters but perhaps it's enough to say that they possess a degree of humanity that makes us pity them for the choices they've made. This is another triumph for Rooney Mara who is excellent as a strong, young woman who desires a better life and a man who can't get it for her. There's great irony in the way events turn out for her and it's all totally believable. I was also impressed with Casey Affleck's performance as her lover and small time criminal. In supporting roles there's Nate Parker as a friend of Affleck; Ben Foster's sympathetic police officer and Keith Carradine soaring as a town elder and father figure to Rooney and Affleck. "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" is a great looking picture and Bradford Young deserves all the praise he has earned for his cinematography.

Reviewed by GManfred 7 / 10

Work In Progress

Enjoyed "Ain't Them Bodies Saints". Good story which needs some touching up, but the acting is first rate. It is a character study, a study in melancholy told in real, human terms and not in movie terms. And maybe that is its only flaw, that truth be told, real life is less dramatic and more grimy than make-believe. Briefly, he is a crook, she is his wife/girl (it's not explained) and the two are caught in a shoot-out with police. She fires a gun wildly out a window and accidentally hits a policeman. He takes the rap, goes to jail, she has a baby and waits for him to come back.

The nominal star, at least when the movie credits rolled, is Casey Affleck, but the real star is Rooney Mara, who is excellent as the single mom waiting for Affleck. It is an earthy, sensitive portrayal of a distrustful woman on the defensive. She has made great strides since "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", a one-dimensional performance. The raw-boned Affleck plays tougher than he looks and underplays his role here. Keith Carradine was a surprise in a strong supporting role.

In my opinion the picture could use two things; tightening up and punching up. There are some dead spots throughout and the film seems longer than 105 minutes, although, as I said, real life is not always supercharged. But there must be a middle ground or else the narrative becomes sluggish. Also, no explanation was given for the 3 strangers in town. Were they Magi? The Three Stooges? We are left to wonder, and director Lowery should have given us more information in this instance.

It is very worth seeing and brightens a dreary summer full of sequels and explosion movies. If you are seeking respite from the likes of "Smurfs 2", go see this one. It's for grown ups.

Reviewed by scott1953 5 / 10

Missed potential

I watched this film because of Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. The cast and acting are very good. Unfortunately, the film fails to achieve its potential. There are at least four problems that do not involve spoilers. First, the film fails to provide enough background and character development before Bob goes to prison. It needed another 20 minutes on the front end, including some hint as to why Bob had enemies. Second, while the cinematography has good moments, most of the film is dark or in shadows. The realism is not worth the eye strain. Third, Bob's southern accent at time borders on mumbling, requiring high volume, which in turn makes the excellent musical score too loud. Fourth, the pace is very slow except for the first and last 10 minutes. Given marginal connection with the characters in view of problem number one, this makes it all the more difficult to remain engaged. Overall, a missed opportunity for making a memorable movie.

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