Ain't Them Bodies Saints
Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)

Set against the backdrop of 1970's Texas Hill Country, AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS is a romantic American story that follows three characters on various sides of the law - outlaw Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck), his wife Ruth Guthrie… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 16, 2013
DVD Release Date: December 17, 2013
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While conventional in plot, Ain't Them Bodies Saints is a visually poetic film that pays homage to the New Hollywood directors of the 1970s and promises big things from director David Lowery.

Cath Clarke
Time Out

A slow, banjo-string-tight thriller ... Bodies gets under your skin and stays there.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Writer-director David Lowery strains for poetry at every turn, and only the strain registers.

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Jason Bailey

It's one of the best films of the year, and its shrugging Malick comparisons should be taken with a grain of salt - particularly for those of us whose admiration of the man is held with some reservation and qualification.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

This Sundance-sanctioned, love-on-the-run melodrama is indie filmmaking of a deliberately timeless sort.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Lowery has a lyrical style of storytelling that is delicate and subtle yet suffused with emotion and atmosphere. It's gentle and pointed at the same time.

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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

... the cinematic answer to an outlaw folk song.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

A lyrical modern Western that casts a contemporary but un-jaded eye on the romantic mythology of outlaw couples.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

It is not a large film. But Lowery may well be a large talent, and he sure knows how to cast the right actors.

Derek Smith
Tiny Mix Tapes

There's a good deal to be excited for in Ain't Them Bodies Saints; with another couple films under his belt, hopefully Lowery can develop a more unique voice and make a Badlands of his very own.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A sad, melancholy Bonnie & Clyde-like crime drama that clearly borrows from Malick, and it is nice to see the way that Lowery approaches his narrative even… More
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Edward Boxler
Dark and lyrical to a fault, Ain't Them Bodies Saints is an exercise of style over substance, but is elevated by fantastic performances from Casey Affleck,… More
Mark Hobin
Ain't Them Bodies Saints is a stunningly beautiful picture with a score to match. The drama is set against the backdrop of 1970s Texas Hill Country.… More
Manu Gino
Simple, beautiful and achingly tender. Very good Film! Good story which needs some touching up, but the acting is first rate. It is a character study, a study… More
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'Ain't Them Bodies Saints'. Quite simply, EVERYTHING works. Seriously. Character-driven perfection. The dead-on pacing allows for the deep… More