Mystic River

Lists: Best Picture nominee 2000 to 2009, Mystery

Brief Synopsis: "A thriller about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present. Sean Penn won an Oscar for his multifaceted performance as a father who lost his daughter."

Overall Ranking: 952 (Rank from 2003: # 12)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 40%
Half-Popped 10%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97
Gorgon Reviews88
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Sir M Hayes XIV85
Lisa Marie Bowman85(full review)
Bryan Lienesch82 - You may feel as though you need to start taking anti-depressants as the end credits roll up, but it'll be worth it.
Comedy: 1
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 6
Rob from GuysFilmQuest75Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 3
Nick Ledgerwood65
Brandon H60

People Involved

  • Sean Penn (Jimmy Markum)
  • Tim Robbins (Dave Boyle)
  • Kevin Bacon (Sean Devine)
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Celeste Boyle)
  • Kevin Chapman (Val Savage)
  • Tom Guiry (Brendan Harris)
  • Emmy Rossum (Katie Markum)
  • Spencer Treat Clark (Silent Ray Harris)
  • Andrew Mackin (John OShea)
  • Adam Nelson (Nick Savage)
  • Robert Wahlberg (Kevin Savage)
  • Jenny OHara (Esther Harris)
  • John Doman (Driver)
  • Cameron Bowen (Young Dave)
  • Jason Kelly (Young Jimmy)
  • Connor Paolo (Young Sean)
  • T. Bruce Page (Jimmys Father)
  • Miles Herter (Seans Father)
  • Cayden Boyd (Michael Boyle)
  • Tori Davis (Lauren Devine)
  • Jonathan Togo (Pete)
  • Laurence Fishburne (Sergeant Whitey Powers)
  • Laura Linney (Annabeth Markum)
  • Eli Wallach (Mr. Loonie - Liquor Store Owner (uncredited))
  • Clint Eastwood (Director)