I can appreciate that it is a good film, yet... still... i didn't enjoy it
over 3 years
This film is tragic, just tragic, and my my Sean Penn's character makes me mad. Good mad.
over 4 years
A continuation of Eastwood's tight grip on great cinema.
over 5 years
One of the best mystery stories I've seen to date, masterfully directed by Clint Eastwood.
Thrilling and haunting. The characters are so deep and fascinating. Great actors. Watch it
over 6 years
Dark with riveting performances. Not much to draw you back a second time though.
over 6 years
All great performances, but a grim tale with not much redemption. Can't recommend it.
almost 7 years
I love it because of Sean Penn , just him
Strong casting and performances in this dark crime drama.
Mystic River is a 2003 American drama film directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood, starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney and Emmy Rossum. The film was written by Brian Helgeland, based on Dennis Lehane's novel of the same name.
The film opened to widespread critical acclaim. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor. Sean Penn won Best Actor and Tim Robbins won Best Supporting Actor, making Mystic River the first film to win both awards since Ben-Hur in 1959.
Three boys, Jimmy Markum, Sean Devine and Dave Boyle, play hockey in a Boston street in 1975. Spotting wet concrete, the boys commence writing their names into it when a car pulls up and two men, pretending to be police officers, get out, berate the boys for their actions, and tell Dave to get in the car. The men are pedophiles, and hold Dave...