Mystic River ★★★★

Guys and gals... this film still fucking rules. I’ve rated this highly before, and I’ve always believed it deserved it, but upon a re-watch after a good amount of time, I was so surprised to see how well it stood up to my ever-changing taste... Sean Penn and Tim Robbins are undeniably phenomenal.. I know Robbins was a big deal the year this came out, and so was Penn for that matter— if I was forced at gunpoint to pick the superior, I’d probably get shot. Kevin Bacon was extremely solid, even though I’m not a huge fan of his, I have to give credit where it is due. But Mystic is an incredibly solid piece of crime storytelling, and if anyone disagrees, I honestly won’t understand them.