• Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Release Date: August 16th, 2013

DVD Release Date: December 17th, 2013

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

A man (Casey Affleck) takes the fall for his lover's (Rooney Mara) crime, then four years later breaks out of prison to find her and their young daughter, who was born during his incarceration.

Cast: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Keith Carradine, Kennadie Smith, Jacklynn Smith, Nate Parker, Robert Longstreet

Director: David Lowery

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Parts & Labor, Sailor Bear

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Jordan HoffmanFilm.com

    The point of this film is the spell it weaves and, by and large, it is successful. It’s the music, it’s the cinematography, it’s the score, it’s Casey Affleck’s hollow speaking voice — they all add up to something that resembles a fever dream facsimile of an eventful movie. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    It's a tone poem, really, less concerned with conventional action than with exploring themes of love and commitment through understated performances, sumptuous images (Bradford Young did the cinematography), lovely music (Daniel Hart composed the score) and very few words, intoned elegiacally. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    For all its derivative poetics -- as many exteriors as possible were shot during or just after magic hour, a la Malick -- the film is a lovely thing to experience and possesses a measure of real power. show more

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