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Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)

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The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.

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The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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16 August 2013 (USA)  »

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$26,419 (USA) (16 August 2013)

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$387,606 (USA) (27 September 2013)
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The title is director David Lowery's "mondegreen" - a mishearing of a song lyric - and has no actual meaning. See more »

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When Bob visits Skerritt and they embrace, Bob is clearly wearing a wedding ring which is not present in any other scene including in the continuation of this meeting. Given Bob Muldoon and Ruth Guthrie's differing names it could be presumed they are not married. See more »

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Ruth Guthrie: I shot someone. I think I've shot someone.
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.193 (2013) See more »

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Ain't Long Enough
Performed by Lance Elizondo, Austin Green, Steffin Ratlif, James Talambas and Andrew Tinker
Produced by Curtis Heath
Engineered by Curtis Heath
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Not Bad Outlaw Couple Film
22 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Caught this at Sundance where the buzz surrounding it was pretty high. Did it live up to the hype? Yes and No.

As almost every reviewer has noted, it is a return to the Terrance Malick/Robert Altman-style outlaw lovers films of the 70s. Lots of long lingering visuals of country places and lots of deeply-felt brooding by the main characters. Not bad for that kind of film, but frankly nothing to write home about.

The three leads are very good, as is Keith Carradine. The music and photography are great (though I think there is an over abundance of mid and close shots in a film that screams out for long deep focus photography). Yet, somehow, it doesn't quite jell. A lot of this could be due to its slow pace. Another element may be the reluctance of the writer/director to dole out plot points (you know, like when someone reads an important letter, but we don't find out what is inside until 15 minutes later).

All in all, it is fairly good for what it is. I am sure it will garner positive response from critics. Still, somehow the whole is less than the sum of its parts.


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