Mystic River (2003)

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Mystic River (2003)
  • Time: 138 min
  • Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery
  • Director: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne

Storyline:

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.

One review

  • After a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men reunite, when Jimmy’s (Sean Penn) daughter is murdered. Sean (Kevin Bacon), who’s now a detective vows to do his up most to track down the killer, Jimmy however, decides to take it into his own hands to find out the truth of what really happened.

    Clint Eastwood (Jersey Boys) is a fantastic director and has easily made some of the greatest films around, Mystic River is tipped as one, however it’s hard to say it’s lived up to his standard. The story is fascinating and gritty, but the pace really ruins it. The hardest part of adapting a book into a film is trying to keep all the integral moments, without slowing the film down to a screeching halt. Mystic River has this problem, unless you are 100% engrossed in the film Mystic River Picyou can easily find your attention slipping away with each moment.

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