Review: 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' wears its worn premise with style
In "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," Casey Affleck, right, is Bob Muldoon, a low-rent outlaw whose devotion to Ruth (Rooney Mara) is such that you kind of wonder why the guy won't go straight, just for her.
Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013 12:00 am
A man breaks out of jail to reach his one, true love and meet his daughter for the first time.
Many a country song and the occasional movie have been built on that melodramatic frame. But it earns an elegiac treatment in “Ain't Them Bodies Saints,” a spare, subdued Texas tale that wears its worn premise with style.
Copyright ©2014 Omaha World-Herald. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, displayed or redistributed for any purpose without permission from the Omaha World-Herald.
To purchase rights to republish this article, please contact The World-Herald Store.
Friday, September 13, 2013 12:00 am.