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.
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 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.
September 3, 2015
Director Lowery, in only his second film, offers us a fine modern-day interpretation of classic Terrence Malick.
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 5, 2014
David Lowery's richly woven, beautifully photographed Ain't Them Bodies Saints wears its dramatic sincerity on its sleeve.
February 3, 2014
Anchored by two strong performances from Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.
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.
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.
November 14, 2013
Rapturously shot but ponderous crime Southern-set drama.
October 31, 2013
Like a bastard love child of Terrence Malick and Robert Altman, David Lowery's crime drama shuffles to its own drummer.
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.
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