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Ain't Them Bodies Saints Reviews

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Derek Smith
Tiny Mix Tapes
December 12, 2015
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Justin Gerber
Consequence of Sound
September 3, 2015
Director Lowery, in only his second film, offers us a fine modern-day interpretation of classic Terrence Malick.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
Please stop it with the goddammed chicks twirling through fields of sun-dappled what already.
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
February 28, 2015
Lowery's beautiful Ain't Them Bodies Saints is about sometimes letting go of who you are for a second chance to be who you to want to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
August 18, 2014
The [film's beauty] is not just in the incredible cinematography ... but in the way the film holds back information, blindsiding you with tiny revelations.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
February 20, 2014
A mixed bag of gorgeous images and sounds trapped in an only partially-developed narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Russell Hainline
Movie Mezzanine
February 6, 2014
I struggled at times with the stars of the film... the role seems to call for something more brooding and charismatic, and that's sadly just not Affleck's forte.
Tom Clift
Movie Mezzanine
February 5, 2014
David Lowery's richly woven, beautifully photographed Ain't Them Bodies Saints wears its dramatic sincerity on its sleeve.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly
February 4, 2014
Mostly it's a flattering array of poses for the sinewy young stars, Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, whose august company we're urged to view as a great privilege.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
February 3, 2014
Anchored by two strong performances from Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
January 2, 2014
An honest tale of love and desperation from a couple making ends meet, Ain't Them Bodies Saints might just have been Lowery's audition for the big leagues. And he nailed it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 17, 2013
This is a story about inevitable consequences, fate, predestination, a striving against insurmountable odds. This the kind of story that critics love, but many in the audience might find it a bit depressing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
November 26, 2013
Beautiful and atmospheric to the point of oxygen deprivation, Ain't Them Bodies Saints may have something to say about an outlaw couple's unbreakable love, but the movie is mainly engaged in flirting with pretension.
November 14, 2013
Rapturously shot but ponderous crime Southern-set drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Thelma Adams
Yahoo! Movies
October 31, 2013
Like a bastard love child of Terrence Malick and Robert Altman, David Lowery's crime drama shuffles to its own drummer.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 17, 2013
There are real virtues to this movie; it's remarkably well crafted and beautifully shot (by Bradford Young). If it drifts a little too much toward romanticizing its tender outlaws, it's just following in the footsteps of the masters.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
Travis Hopson
October 5, 2013
With a dark, storybook mood set firmly in the mode of Terrence Malick's Badlands, or perhaps even Andrew Dominik's The Assassination of Jesse James, Lowery flips the Bonnie & Clyde paradigm on its ear.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eric Eisenberg
October 3, 2013
Armed with blistering performances, an engaging narrative and some stunning cinematography and direction, it may very well end up being one of the best of the year
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Todd Jorgenson
September 30, 2013
The well-acted film is rich in visual texture and subtle details, and its deliberate pace rewards viewer patience.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 22, 2013
Lyrical reverie of all feeling and no action.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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