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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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4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ruth Guthrie
... Bob Muldoon
... Patrick Wheeler
... Skerritt
Kennadie Smith ... Sylvie Guthrie
Jacklynn Smith ... Sylvie Guthrie
... Sweetie
... Cowboy Hat
... Bear
... Sissy
... Freddy
... Zellner
... T.C.
... Will
... Lt. Townes
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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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A Texas Love Story  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$26,419, 18 August 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$387,606, 29 September 2013
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Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck later starred together again in David Lowery's A Ghost Story (2017) See more »

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When Bob is shot while in his parked truck, he stumbles out, leaving the driver side door open. While he returns fire and confronts his assailant, he bumps into the door, causing it to close. After killing assailant and turning to get back into truck, the door is open again. See more »

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Bob Muldoon: [Voiceover of a letter he wrote] Dear Ruth, I dreamed about you again last night - I guess I dream about you every night, and most days, too. I hold your face in my mind; I put your voice together in my head. I think about your hair getting longer; think about your belly getting bigger. I hear people talk about regret, but I haven't got any. I don't think poorly on things that I have done - we did what we did and that is what we are. They're gonna cross out this sentence before you get to read ...
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.193 (2013) See more »

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Bluejay Lullaby
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Written by Curtis Heath
Performed by Rooney Mara
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Not Bad Outlaw Couple Film
22 January 2013 | by 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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