Ain't Them Bodies Saints
|Ain't Them Bodies Saints|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||David Lowery|
|Produced by||Cassian Elwes
James M. Johnston
Jay Van Hoy
|Written by||David Lowery|
|Music by||Daniel Hart|
|Editing by||Craig McKay
Parts and Labor
|Distributed by||IFC Films|
|Running time||96 minutes|
Ain't Them Bodies Saints is a 2013 American romantic crime drama film written and directed by David Lowery. The film follows 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. The film stars Casey Affleck as Bob Muldoon and Rooney Mara as Ruth Guthrie.
A notorious outlaw, Bob Muldoon, breaks out of prison to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met. Muldoon and Ruth Guthrie were on the run when their crime spree came to a sudden end. A local officer lay critically wounded by Guthrie, however, Muldoon claims responsibility for the shot, and receives a stiff prison sentence. Unable to bear being away from his wife and daughter any longer, he makes a daring escape, and flees to be with them at any cost.
- Casey Affleck as Bob Muldoon
- Rooney Mara as Ruth Guthrie
- Ben Foster as Patrick Wheeler
- Rami Malek as Will
- Keith Carradine as Skerritt
- Charles Baker as Bear
- Nate Parker as Sweeter
- Augustine Frizzell as Sissy
- Kentucker Audley as Freddy
- Will Beinbrink as Lt. Townes
- Annalee Jefferies as Mary
Distribution and release
The film has received mostly positive reviews, currently holding an 79% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 112 reviews, with an average rating of 7.1/10. The general consensus is "While conventional in plot, Ain't Them Bodies Saints is a visually poetic film that pays homage to the New Hollywood directors of the 1970s and promises big things from director David Lowery."
|Award||Date of ceremony||Category||Recipients and nominees||Result|
|Gotham Awards||2 December 2013||Best Feature||Nominated|
|Sundance Film Festival||26 January 2013||Special Jury Prize: Cinematography||Bradford Young||Won|
|Grand Jury Prize: U.S. Dramatic||David Lowery||Nominated|
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- "Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)". The New York Times. January 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-09.
- "IFC Films Acquires David Lowery's 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints'". The Wrap. January 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-09.
- "Ain't Them Bodies Saints". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-08-16.