Directed by David Lowery, the film takes place in rural Texas when we are introduced to a young couple Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) & Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara). The two are in love & will do anything for each other. The two are caught in a shootout with the local police department where Ruth shoots one of the officers (Ben Foster). Bob takes the blame for the shooting & is taken to jail. Five years later Ruth has had a daughter & is living in a large house being looking after by police. Bob is able to escape from prison, while on the run he makes it his mission to return home to be with Ruth & there daughter.
The film has received high praise at the Sundance film festival is it worthy of the praise ?. Not as much as i had hoped. The positives & the star is the Cinematography, where almost every shot looks it could be a painting. Rooney Mara is convincing as a young Texan, yet looks to young to be a mother is the later acts of the film. Casey Affleck is very wooden & bland almost throughout as you have not interest in his character or how he portrays him. The story is simple, maybe to much so. At times it feels certain important plot lines where wrongful cut leaving at time an unknown of why certain things are happening.
Overall Ain,t Them Bodies Saints provides excellent Cinematography, with some mixed acting & a simple story with holes.
3 Stars 3/5 *
Trailer Link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga0c0v-stK0