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| Courtesy IFC Films Rooney Mara (left) and Casey Affleck play lovers caught in a bank heist in the drama "Ain't Them Bodies Saints."
Movie review: Crime doesn’t pay in ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’

First Published Sep 12 2013 10:44 pm • Last Updated Sep 12 2013 10:44 pm

The moody and well-staged "Ain’t Them Bodies Saints" imagines a "Bonnie & Clyde" scenario where most of the violence is off-camera, but the consequences aren’t.

Married criminals Ruth (Rooney Mara) and Bob (Casey Affleck) are caught after a shootout with deputies in a Texas town. Bob goes to prison, taking the fall for Ruth when she shoots a deputy, Patrick (Ben Foster). Ruth is acquitted and has Bob’s baby girl, Sylvie.

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‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’

Opens Friday, Sept. 13, at Broadway Centre Cinemas; rated R for some violence; 96 minutes.

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Four years later, Bob escapes from prison and sends word that he’s coming for Ruth. His plan is complicated by a trio of gunmen pursuing Bob, by his old protector Skerritt (Keith Carradine) warning him away from Ruth, and by Ruth torn between Bob and the attentive Patrick.

Writer-director David Lowery employs a deliberate pace and Bradford Young’s gorgeous cinematography to set a tone that’s timelessly rustic, if a bit pokey. Among many strong performances, Mara’s stands out for its unfussy directness.

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