Big Muddy (2015)




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An outlaw tale played out as a modern day murder ballad, Big Muddy follows grifter Martha Barlow who must come to terms with her dark past after her teenage son commits a horrible crime. On the run to survive she must dodge her sociopathic revenge-seeking former flame, and attempt to reconcile with her son's dangerous and long forgotten father in order to protect her estranged family. (C) Monterey Media
R (for violence, language and some sexuality/nudity)
Drama , Horror , Western
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Nadia Litz
as Martha Barlow
Justin Kelly (VIII)
as Andy Barlow
Stephen McHattie
as Stan Barlow
James LeGros
as Buford Carter
David La Haye
as Donovan Fournier
Holly Deveaux
as June Baker
Rob van Meenen
as Bill Wilson
Alan Bratt
as Buck Jones
Philip Granger
as Darryl Jenkins
Cheryl Jack
as Cheryl Jenkins
Tricia Braun
as Peggy Lee O'Connor
Russell Badger
as Old Man
Ryland Alexander
as Police Officer #1
Mark D. Claxton
as Police Officer #2
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Critic Reviews for Big Muddy

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

It's a quintessentially Canadian idea mixed in with the material Moneo borrows from various hard-boiled film noirs and sun-dappled westerns.

Full Review… | May 28, 2015
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Big Muddy often looks darkly sublime but the script, expanded by Moneo from his 2011 short, isn't quite up to the task.

Full Review… | May 28, 2015
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Big Muddy is set in the present, but it doesn't have to be. The prairie-noir premise is pretty timeless.

December 18, 2015
NOW Toronto

It dawdles and meanders a little too much in the getting there, but at least once Martha and Stan are in the same house, Big Muddy starts livening up its beat-up setting.

Full Review… | May 7, 2015
National Post

Jefferson Moneo, tackling his first feature, has a good handle on storytelling economy, and gives his unique setting ample time to shine.

Full Review… | January 21, 2015
The Dissolve

A muddle, with a badly miscast femme fatale

Full Review… | January 19, 2015
Tribune News Service

Audience Reviews for Big Muddy

Big Muddy is an homage to the fields of Saskatchewan but little else. The acting is wooden, the story full of holes and the delivery is dull.

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