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You just can't go wrong when you have Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marsha Gay Harden and Laura Linney in the cast. This is a very dark story that strikes at the secrets we each have somewhere within ourselves. This film could not have worked with any other combination of actors. Would not watch it with kids under 16, but it is an excellent film. Highly recommend.
This suspense filled movie is a look into the lives of three friends who grew up together in a South Boston neighborhood. Sean Penn and Tim Robins more than deserved the Oscars they won and Clint very possible deserved the Oscar for direction as well and the movie for best picture.
This mystery will fill your heart with emotion. Each character has an unending depth and the acting brings each charater to an amazing realisism and authenticity. The story is rough, but so is the area, the people and reality.
This movie will not disappoint no matter how many times you see it. You will be taken for a ride each and everytime. Be prepared though, the reality of this movie is not always pretty and the harshness of life rings true througout.
Clint Eastwood is not only a wonderful actor,he is an awesome director and producer!! this movie really brings out raw emotion,especially if you are a parent.Sean Penn is fantastic as the father of the murdered girl,and you can feel his pain with every fiber of your being! the whole cast is absolutely captivating,and do their job extremely well,making "Mystic River" a movie that will grip you and never let go.HAD to add this to my vast collection!!
Wow!!! This movie was very entertaining.Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon And Tim Robbins captivate you from the very beginning with this drama/thriller fast paced movie. All actors are outstanding in their believable roles.Clint Eastwood has done an outstanding production and I would recommend this to anyone.
You'd think with this cast, the movie would have been great. Not so. Sean Penn and Tim Robbins acting was superb. Kevin Bacon was not believable as a New Englander - he should have skipped the occasional fake accent that didn't work. Also the sub sub sub sub plot with his estranged wife was just plain dumb and boring and who cares? The ending was STUPID. So we all end up at the parade - the end ???????????
During a summer in 1975, Dave Boyle and two friends, Jimmy and Sean, are playing on a sidewalk in Boston when Dave is abducted by two men and subjected to sexual abuse over a period of several days. Eventually escaping, but haunted into adulthood by his trauma, Dave becomes a primary suspect when Jimmy's daughter, Katie, is found murdered. Sean, assigned to investigate the crime, finds himself facing both demons from the past and demons in the present as the circumstances surrounding Katie's death are uncovered. "Mystic River" is a surprisingly dark movie, with a controversial denouement. It is masterfully directed, acted, shot, edited, lit and scored. It is a mostly humorless and occasionally difficult realist drama, that will undoubtedly affect most viewers emotionally in a variety of ways. The story is absorbing. "Mystic River" is a impressive achievement for those who made it and a rich, memorable experience for those who see it.
Sean Penn is so frighteningly good in this movie that he outdoes even the best of his earlier work. This movie is gripping right to the end. Directed by Clint Eastwood
great movie ,the actors do a great job telling the story, fantastic plot.sean penn is real good as the bad guy.well directed by clit eastwood.the movie will give a wild ride of emotions.at the end you just feel sorry for alot of people.
This movie is excellent. The story begins with three young friends and a life-changing moment. Later, we see how the events of the past affect the friends' current situation. The drama is intense and the story powerful. This is not a story you'll want to watch with your kids, as there is some violence and foul language.
This movie is great!
I decided to buy this because, I really like the people in the movie
Sean, Tim & Kevin are really wonderful actors.
This is the best movie I have seen in a very very long time.
Thanks so much!!
EXCELLENT MOVIE CLINT EASTWOOD IS A AWSOME DIRECTOR,KILLER PLOT,A LITTLE SAD BUT VERY SUSPENCFUL.I REALLY ENJOYED THIS MOVIE.ONE BIG THUMBS UP.