Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara), an impassioned young outlaw couple, are finally apprehended after a shootout in the Texas hills. Although Ruth wounds local officer Sheriff Wheeler (Ben Foster), Bob takes the blame and is sent to jail. Four years later, Bob escapes from prison and sets out to reunite with his beloved wife and the daughter he has never met with dramatic and heart-breaking consequences.
Too Much Mumbling in Texas
- Ain't Them Bodies Saints review by JM
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You rated this film: 2
This film is really hard work because it is next to impossible to understand anything that anyone says. Casey Affleck is particularly poor in this respect and spoils major parts of the film including the very ending which is totally spoiled. One has to guess what is going on for large parts of the film, which is such a shame. There was a great fuss about the BBC's later version of Jamaica Inn with hundreds of viewer complaints - well this takes "unintelligible" to a whole new level.
This is a really good story, but ruined by the poor diction as a result I have to award it two stars and not three.