Clint Eastwood pours everything he knows about directing into Mystic River. His film sneaks up, messes with your head and then floors you. You can't shake it. It's that haunting, that hypnotic. show more
Chilling, superbly acted. show more
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. show more
October 16, 2013 Carla Beckman
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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.