Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Lists: Drama

Brief Synopsis: "Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara), 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, director David Lowery paints a poetic picture, evoking the mythology of westerns and saturating the dramatic space with an aching sense of loss. Featuring powerful performances by Affleck, Mara as well as Ben Foster and Keith Carradine, AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS is a story of love, motherhood, and searching for peace while faced with an unrelenting past."

Overall Ranking: 1550 (Rank from 2013: # 93)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 12.5%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 37.5%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews80(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik80(full review)
Marc Ciafardini of Go, See, Talk!80(full review)
Bryan Lienesch65 - Everything moves a little slower in the south, and this film is the perfect example.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 4
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin61(full review)
David Baruffi61(full review)
Gorgon Reviews43(full review)

People Involved

  • Rooney Mara (Ruth Guthrie)
  • Ben Foster (Patrick Wheeler)
  • Casey Affleck (Bob Muldoon)
  • Rami Malek (Will)
  • Keith Carradine (Skerritt)
  • Nate Parker (Sweetie)
  • Charles Baker (Bear)
  • David Lowery (Director)