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Mud Reviews

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June 28, 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 | 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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tom Clift
June 26, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Cara Nash
FILMINK (Australia)
June 23, 2013
Just like its lead character, this film is packed to the brim with sadness, swagger and soul.
Will Leitch
June 23, 2013
All the women in this movie are shrews, liars and/or emasculators.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
June 20, 2013
Mud is a moving exploration into the nature of manhood, with superb performances, striking location and engrossing story creating a mesmerising and heartfelt coming of age drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
June 18, 2013
A stripped back approach to tracking the process of growing up, but lacks the faith to see the plan executed to the end
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
June 16, 2013
Nichols takes his time unravelling Mud and Ellis's entwined fates, but his characters are so rich that it's well worth being in their company.
Violet Lucca
Film Comment Magazine
June 14, 2013
In its energy and nuance, Mud seems like the kind of film Hollywood would've made in the Seventies, and would've continued to do if not for the advent of market-conscious filmmaking.
Alice Tynan
The Vine
June 13, 2013
More than a mere tribute to Twain and Dickens: this has all the makings of a modern classic.
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
June 12, 2013
An extremely sophisticated and progressive examination on how adolescent masculinity is defined by often-contradictory cultural attitudes towards femininity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
David Thomson
The New Republic
June 12, 2013
For at least three-quarters of the way, this is a fine film, and one that kids and parents could see together.
Tim Cogshell
Alt Film Guide
June 10, 2013
Mud is as beautiful to watch as it is to listen to, and feel kinship to, whether you're from the South or just Southern at heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Miraudo
June 9, 2013
In Jeff Nichols, America has a champion of the religious and working class. With the schism between the right and left in the U.S. growing ever larger... his ascent couldn't have come at a better time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
June 7, 2013
This is a film with a great naturalistic style and captivating performances and which does just about everything right.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
John Serba
May 31, 2013
Jeff Nichols writes characters with depth, nurtures strong performances form his cast and allows the screenplay's backwater setting to effectively create tone and texture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 24, 2013
This is American cinema at its very best as Huckleberry Finn meets Stand By Me.The two boys are terrific and McConaughey is sensational as Mud, dazzlingly frazzled as the hunted and haunted man on the run.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 23, 2013
Up till just past the three-quarter mark, Mud is one heck of a nifty psychological fable.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
May 23, 2013
The Southern-fried drama "Mud" is an electrifying example of what happens when you merge a crackerjack yarn with a very specific setting, and then pour on the heat with riveting performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jackie K. Cooper
May 22, 2013
McConaughey and Sheridan 's acting skills, as well as those of the entire supporting cast, make this movie better than it ought to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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