Ain't Them Bodies Saints [Blu-ray] [2013]

  • SKU: 2627056
  • Release Date: 12/17/2013
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Making of documentary
  • Deleted scenes
  • Music video
  • Behind the scenes
  • Teasers
  • Trailer
  • St. Nick - director David Lowery's first feature


Ain't Them Bodies Saints
Writer/director David Lowery (St. Nick) weaves this poetic drama centered on the journey of a notorious outlaw who breaks out of prison to reunite with his beloved wife and the daughter he's never met. Bob Muldoon and Ruth Guthrie were two outlaws on the run when their crime spree came to a sudden end deep in the Texas hills. When the gunsmoke cleared following a shootout with police, a local officer lay critically wounded by deadeye Ruth. Determined to save his love from getting thrown behind bars, however, Bob claims responsibility for the shot, and receives a stiff prison sentence. A few years later, when Bob learns that Ruth has given birth to their daughter, he makes a daring escape, and flees to be with them at any cost. Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, and Ben Foster co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Rooney Mara
    Rooney Mara - Ruth Guthrie
  • Casey Affleck
    Casey Affleck - Bob Muldoon
  • Ben Foster
    Ben Foster - Patrick Wheeler
  • Keith Carradine
    Keith Carradine - Skerritt
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    Kennadie Smith - Sylvie Guthrie

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Astonishingly underrated gem

    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It is baffling to me how little attention this film has garnered since its release. ZERO nominations from the Golden Globes OR the Academy Awards? I'm not arguing that this film absolutely deserves to win best picture over all other films released this year, but it is undoubtedly better than some of the films that actually were nominated for Best Picture. If not Best Picture, the film deserves a nomination from at least ANY of the categories such as cinematography, original score, or acting. This is a fantastically poetic and emotional journey of an outlaw's desperate effort to reunite with his family and fix his life. On the downside, the film is definitely not for people who cannot handle a deliberately slow-paced film structure. One personal complaint (though it's definitely not applicable to everyone) from me, and I have this complaint for many blu-ray releases, is the limited options for subtitles. Because I do not have additional speakers aside from the ones attached to the HDTV, it is often times difficult to balance out the volume of dialogue with other sound effects, which makes it a chore to comprehend dialogue at times, and so a non-SDH English subtitle track would make life easier for many people. But I digress. All in all, a wonderful film and definitely one of my favorites of all time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic and Subdued Mallick-esque Film

    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This is one of the best movies I've seen all year (2013). I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned with the likes of Prisoners and Wolf of Wall Street. The film is a quiet, simple story about a man sent to prison and his pregnant girlfriend stays behind to wait for him, and the years in between. After he escapes 4 years later, he comes back home to reclaim his life. Wonderful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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