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Mud Reviews

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
May 20, 2016
Mud has a stellar cast. Nichols knows they'll do the heavy lifting for him, and his nuanced direction and thoughtful visuals lets them do exactly that.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
May 10, 2016
A Huckleberry Finn-type tale with edges, Mud is an adolescent adventure that should charm adults.
Chris Stuckmann
April 23, 2015
The type of film that's miraculously heartwarming, while also mournful and filled with sorrow.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Kam Williams
Baret News
February 9, 2014
McConaughey masterpiece as a a man on the run in Mississippi.
| Original Score: 4/4
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
January 1, 2014
If Mud isn't the best movie of this young year, it's certainly the most instantly satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 1, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Allison Loring
Film School Rejects
January 1, 2014
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 | Original Score: A
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror (UK)
January 1, 2014
Mud might feel old fashioned and familiar but it is also a delicate and atmospheric film rarely made by Hollywood these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Mary Corliss
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2014
Glorious vision of youth and truth, love and loss, your name is Mud.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2014
An evocative highlight of the American movie year so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
January 1, 2014
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Knight
National Post
January 1, 2014
Nichols gives the story a languorous pace, but the beautiful scenery and naturalistic characters make this a film best enjoyed slowly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Liam Maguren
November 21, 2013
Mud earns its Mark Twain comparisons with its rich understanding of love through an early teenager's eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 21, 2013
A realistic, gripping and expressive boys' coming-of-age adventure story.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
David Keyes
September 5, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 13, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 10, 2013
Mud improves steadily as it progresses, however, as Nichols does a superb job of fleshing out the story and characters...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
August 6, 2013
Mud should cement [writer-director Jeff Nichols'] reputation as a storyteller capable of extracting intense excitement from character-based dramas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
July 12, 2013
Warm, humorous, and smart, a Huckleberry Finnish snapshot of carefree boyhood on the brink of adolescence.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 1, 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.
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