Ain't Them Bodies Saints

2014-05-02 10:36
What it's about:

Bob Muldoon and Ruth Guthrie, an impassioned young outlaw couple on an extended crime spree, are finally apprehended by lawmen after a shootout in the Texas hills. Although Ruth wounds a local officer, Bob takes the blame. But, four years later, Bob escapes from prison and sets out to find Ruth and their daughter, born during his incarceration.

Set against the backdrop of 1970’s Texas Hill Country, this poetic picture evokes the mythology of westerns and saturates the dramatic space with an aching sense of loss.

What critics say:

A slow, banjo-string-tight thriller ... Bodies gets under your skin and stays there.
- Cath Clarke, Time Out

This Sundance-sanctioned, love-on-the-run melodrama is indie filmmaking of a deliberately timeless sort.
- Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It is not a large film. But Lowery may well be a large talent, and he sure knows how to cast the right actors.
- Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

David Lowery's richly woven, beautifully photographed Ain't Them Bodies Saints wears its dramatic sincerity on its sleeve.
- Tom Clift, Movie Mezzanine

An impassioned young outlaw couple go on an extended crime spree.
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