Mystic River


Action / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 87%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 89%
IMDb Rating 8 10 369182


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Emmy Rossum as Katie Markum
Kevin Bacon as Sean Devine
Sean Penn as Jimmy Markum
Laura Linney as Annabeth Markum
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654.75 MB
23.976 fps
2hr 18 min
P/S 17 / 108
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23.976 fps
2hr 18 min
P/S 13 / 156

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Upasna Sachdeva 8 / 10

Powerful Bleakness

One of the most dark and depressing movies and stories ever come across, yet Mystic River is a pleasure to watch and more than that, to think about at laying awake in bed nights after. A summation of brilliant subtle & understated acting, pushed to the limits by the fact that every character had something boiling beneath the surface and an undercurrent of swinging hopefulness yet hopelessness.

The key idea that the movie brings out is that there is no redemption. And no escape. It sells the disheartening idea that everything perpetuates through our lives - our griefs, our prejudices, our weaknesses, our flaws and that there is no escaping these. That there are no arcs, despite everything we see we don't really change. There are givers and takers, the weak and strong, the bullies and the bullied. It says that the weak will forever remain the weak, the bullied will remain bullied forever. In fact, it goes on so much as to hint that these "characteristics" of ours will propagate from one generation to another. The weak will attract the weak and the kings will attract the queens. No redemption and no escape. Terrible, depressing idea isn't it. Could makes one want to kill themselves as it did in the movie.

In cinema, where most stories show characters developing and changing through their lives, this movie says the opposite - that even over twenty odd years, our basic traits and choices remain the same. Reminds me of that poem in the Synecdoche, New York: "Whoever has no house now, will never have one. Whoever is alone, will stay alone. Will sit, read, write long letters, through the evening. And wander the boulevards, up and down, restlessly. While the dry leaves, are blowing."

Reviewed by ildimo-35223 9 / 10

Perfect Eastwood dialectics

The incredible potency of Eastwood's visual metaphysics (see how the camera so often in his work hovers from above like some perverted God's eyeview that watches but never interferes) meets the substantial (both existential and political) crosscutting (the aesthetic breakthrough of this entry of his) of children/adults perpetually engulfed in their sins. The nightmarish web is further complexed by the no less than four females of the story (and the ghosts of two more, adding to an amazing number of characters for a 138-minute film), building a challenging case of a feminist, anti-feminist and tragedy-like reading of the impossibly dense text. Eastwood dialectics at their most complete - even though perfection is a breath away due to the mechanics of a couple of male performances.

Reviewed by SlyGuy21 8 / 10

Strong start, weak finish

The build-up this has is great, it's shot well, it's acted well, the story's interesting, the ending just falls apart. You think the whole movie that Tim Robbins is the one that kills Penn's daughter, but then it throws a twist ending at you that doesn't work. Instead of it being just a sad moment of a man who was abused finally snapping and accidentally murdering someone, it was just a prank gone wrong. It literally pulls a "It's just a prank, bro!" ending. Not only that, but then Penn kills Robbins and finds out like 3 hours later that Robbins didn't kill his daughter. I imagine the ending's there to be some sort of cautionary message about jumping to conclusions, but it's executed so poorly, that it just feels like a misstep to me. It almost feels like they put a sad ending on this to increase it's chances for winning an Oscar, typical "Sad Ending = Oscar Nom" situation. I don't mind sad endings, but I feel like it could've been handled better than this. The movie as a whole is good, the climax just feels kind of rushed and it hurts the final product.

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