Ain't Them Bodies Saints Reviews

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August 27, 2019
Ain't Them Bodies Saints is sparse and slow. It's dusky palate and hazy, starcrossed-outlaw-fairy-tale mannerisms will come off as pretentious affectations to those not gripped by paralyzing emotional attachment.
June 7, 2019
His film has a poetic feel, it's a fully realised imaginary world, but it is a fictional world that we know mainly from other films.
April 12, 2019
With Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Lowery has all the pieces to the puzzle, but just can't put them together like the master can, though his creation is undeniably beautiful in its own right.
March 2, 2019
Further bolstered by a haunting, yet melodic score, Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints is an elegant and poignant affair.
February 22, 2019
[Ain't Them Bodies Saints] is... beautifully shot, highly aestheticized, ponderously lyrical, dramatically inert, lugubriously scored, and weirdly sanctimonious.
October 15, 2018
...an often excessively deliberate endeavor that's clearly been inspired by the work of Terrence Malick...
August 26, 2018
I've absolutely nothing wrong with movies wanting to be tone poems, but the lack of urgency in the plot really hindered me from getting invested in the story.
May 21, 2018
The story is as simple as it gets, but this is closer to sense experience than narrative, the kind of pleasure that sweeps you up and sets you down somewhere new.
September 6, 2017
The problem with the film, written and directed by David Lowery, is that it's tepidly drawn, with molasses-like pacing and an anticlimactic ending that does little to keep the audience invested.
September 5, 2017
Dark, dreamy and romantic, this is a slow-burning delight full of quiet yearning and brittle passion.
June 28, 2017
In the end, you can't help but be won over by the combination of matter-of-fact grittiness, proverbial wisdom, and faded backdrops for fading lives.
June 19, 2016
It's one of the best films of the year, and its shrugging Malick comparisons should be taken with a grain of salt - particularly for those of us whose admiration of the man is held with some reservation and qualification.
February 12, 2016
... the cinematic answer to an outlaw folk song.
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.
September 3, 2015
Director Lowery, in only his second film, offers us a fine modern-day interpretation of classic Terrence Malick.
April 28, 2015
Please stop it with the goddammed chicks twirling through fields of sun-dappled what already.
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.
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.
February 20, 2014
A mixed bag of gorgeous images and sounds trapped in an only partially-developed narrative.
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.
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