Review: “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.”

No one pays attention to the destruction in the phrase, “Love conquers all.” Most think it means that love is the most important thing, or celebratory. It can be, but to conquer something is dangerous. When love conquers all, there is plenty of collateral damage. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, the new dramatic thriller from David Lowery, is about two people who deeply love each other, almost past the point of ruin. Lowery shoots rural Texas with unhurried pleasure and the movie plods along at a similar pace. This unfolds like a cinematic yarn, the most relaxed form of storytelling, which is fine until it’s time to get to the point.

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