Mystic River

Mystic River

(2003)

The river has many depths. Let it wash over you.

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.... More

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.Hide

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

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

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

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