• PG-13, 2 hr. 11 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Jeff Nichols (VI)
    In Theaters:
    Apr 26, 2013 Limited
    On DVD:
    Aug 6, 2013
  • Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions


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Mud Reviews

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Kam Williams
Baret News

McConaughey masterpiece as a a man on the run in Mississippi.

| Original Score: 4/4

February 9, 2014
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

If Mud isn't the best movie of this young year, it's certainly the most instantly satisfying.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: A-

January 1, 2014
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Despite an almost sluggish pace, Nichols nevertheless finds the rhythm of Southern rural village life with its wary think-hard-before-you-speak watchfulness.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2014
Allison Loring
Film School Rejects

Nichols truly takes you into this world and while the story may be a bit unsettling, the performances refuse to allow you to take your eyes off the screen.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: A

January 1, 2014
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror [UK]

Mud might feel old fashioned and familiar but it is also a delicate and atmospheric film rarely made by Hollywood these days.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2014
Mary Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Glorious vision of youth and truth, love and loss, your name is Mud.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

January 1, 2014
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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An evocative highlight of the American movie year so far.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2014
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Sadly, Nichols, who made the superb Take Shelter, gets mired in mood this time around. But there's still an evocative sense of childhood exploration, and a gritty performance by Matthew McConaughey.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2014
Chris Knight
National Post

Nichols gives the story a languorous pace, but the beautiful scenery and naturalistic characters make this a film best enjoyed slowly.

Full Review Source: National Post | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2014
Liam Maguren

Mud earns its Mark Twain comparisons with its rich understanding of love through an early teenager's eyes.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

November 21, 2013
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A realistic, gripping and expressive boys' coming-of-age adventure story.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

November 21, 2013
David Keyes

Often the movies absorb these ideas in plots that are eager to retread to action and violence, but Nichols finds a resonating and sharp tone here that understates those desires.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 5, 2013
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

A highly personal tale of undergrown men and overgrown boys experiencing the growing pains of love turned unrequited, and the realization that nothing-not freedom, not security, not innocence, not love-lasts forever. [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 13, 2013
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Mud improves steadily as it progresses, however, as Nichols does a superb job of fleshing out the story and characters...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 10, 2013
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Mud should cement [writer-director Jeff Nichols'] reputation as a storyteller capable of extracting intense excitement from character-based dramas.

Full Review Source: Reno Gazette-Journal | Original Score: 3/4

August 6, 2013
Eric D. Snider

Warm, humorous, and smart, a Huckleberry Finnish snapshot of carefree boyhood on the brink of adolescence.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B+

July 12, 2013

Mud is about the fragility of men, the craving to be loved - by a woman, by other men - and how easily that love is misplaced, taken away, cheated or lost.

Full Review Source: Crikey

July 1, 2013

Mud has a rare big-screen beauty, and its old-fashioned storytelling recalls A River Runs Through It, Night of the Hunter, and Stand By Me.

Full Review Source: Response | Original Score: B+

June 28, 2013

This moody, broody character-driven crime story is another fine step in the career redemption of Matthew McConaughey.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 28, 2013
Tom Clift

Mud is the kind of small scale, character driven drama one rarely sees out of the States any more, and cements Nichols as one of his country's most significant independent auteurs.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 4/5

June 26, 2013
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