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Mystic River

Rated R for language and violence.

R In Theaters 10/8/2003 , 137min.
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Critic score based on 42 reviews

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October 16, 2013
Mystic River is one of my favorite movies. I read the book written by Dennis Lehane, and this is a case wherein the movie is far more compelling than the book. The book is mediocre at best, but the movie comes alive with Shakespearean tragedy epic.

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USA Today
River ranks with the best movies Eastwood has directed: "The Outlaw Josey Wales," "Unforgiven" and "The Bridges of Madison County." But this time, the work is strong without his own on-screen presence -- a significant achievement. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
If Mystic River is just a bit overplayed, a tad too highly pitched, it still resonates with grief and fury and feeling. Full Review
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
Chilling, superbly acted. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
Mystic River is the rare American movie that aspires to -- and achieves -- the full weight and darkness of tragedy. Full Review
David Edelstein
For all its missteps, Mystic River gets the big things right: It turns you inside out with grief, and it builds to an act of vigilante murder that is nearly impossible to endure. Full Review

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