Poetic can also be a synonym for “slow. ” The fact of the matter is, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints crawls.
Net effect: it outsmarts itself.
If Rooney Mara isn’t quite as overwhelming and riveting as Noomi Rapace was in the Swedish version, she sure is close, delivering Oscar-caliber work in what turns out to be a taut, tense thriller.
What are the end-of-the-year flicks that we’ll be flocking to during the holiday season and beyond?