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Ain't Them Bodies Saints Reviews

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Jason Bailey
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.
Sean Axmaker
February 12, 2016
... the cinematic answer to an outlaw folk song.
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
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
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-
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
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
Mike Scott
September 20, 2013
A Bonnie & Clyde-informed tale of passion amid the criminal class, it's a film of considerable visual beauty, even lyricism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Serba
September 20, 2013
Even during its moments of unapologetic pastiche, David Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints is an absorbing drama, nuanced and emotionally evocative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 13, 2013
The film has a dreamlike tone that's very, very sleepy. But it's also haunting and darkly moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 12, 2013
Not perfect and its dense quality isn't for everyone, but for the things it does right, and the performances it elicits, it's still special.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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