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Ain't Them Bodies Saints

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Poetic outlaw romance is beautifully acted but violent.

Movie R 2013 105 minutes
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this is a masterpeace

this is a amazing film I enjoy it so much it was so real at time that it broke my heart in two I highly recommend this hidden gem of a film this is a much watch

Is It Any Good?

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Audiences who appreciate slow, steady, atmospheric films will consider this indie Western a hidden gem. Writer-director David Lowery and cinematographer Bradford Young (Pariah, Middle of Nowhere) are clearly disciples of the Terrence Malick school of filmmaking: gorgeous visuals with plenty of poignant close-ups; poetic monologizing; slow, deliberate pacing; and drama that's more about characterization than plot development.

The story is quite simple, but that's fine, because this is a drama about moments, about remembering a love so fierce that no prison could contain it. Bob escapes captivity, and, instead of fleeing to freedom in Mexico, he's intent on finding his wife and daughter. But before the inevitable reunion can take place, Bob has to outsmart (or outrun) the bounty hunters and get past Patrick, who's a remarkably kind and forgiving man. Mara, Affleck, and Foster all give brilliant performances in a movie that could have been made decades ago but still feels remarkably current.

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