Mystic River

Mystic River

Mystic River

Clint Eastwood’s murder mystery centred on three childhood friends reunited by the death of one of the men’s daughter. All-star cast includes Sean Penn and Tim Robbins who both won Oscars for their roles.

Upon the tragic murder of his daughter Katie, Jimmy (Penn) is reintroduced to his old friends Dave (Robbins) and Sean (Bacon) in a Boston, working-class Irish neighborhood. Dave, a previous victim of abduction and sexual abuse, becomes a prime suspect while Sean, a criminal detective and the assigned investigator, is forced to confront longstanding issues from the past.

Winner of Best Actor in a Leading Role (Sean Penn) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Tim Robbins) Oscars, 2004 Academy Awards.
2003Rating: R16, contains violence & offensive language138 minsUSA, Australia
DramaMysteryThriller
Director:
Clint Eastwood ('Unforgiven', 'Space Cowboys', ''Million Dollar Baby', 'Flags of our Fathers', 'Letters from Iwo Jima', 'Gran Torino')
Writer:
Brian Helgeland
Cast:
Sean PennTim RobbinsKevin BaconLaurence FishburneMarcia Gay HardenLaura Linney

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Mystic River / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Finds Clint Eastwood near the top of his directorial game with a cast of first-rate actors.

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Total Film

Total Film

Strongly acted, strongly directed and strongly recommended.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The rare American movie that aspires to -- and achieves -- the full weight and darkness of tragedy.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Sneaks up, messes with your head and then floors you. You can't shake it. It's that haunting, that hypnotic.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

To see strong acting like this is exhilarating... Directors grow great by subtracting, not adding, and Eastwood does nothing for show, everything for effect.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

An overpowering piece of work that involves some of the most basic human emotions: love, hate, fear, revenge, despair.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Two things make Eastwood's task easier for him: a superb cast and a cracking source novel.

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