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Mud Reviews

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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
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
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.
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
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
June 23, 2013
Just like its lead character, this film is packed to the brim with sadness, swagger and soul.
June 23, 2013
All the women in this movie are shrews, liars and/or emasculators.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
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
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.
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.
June 13, 2013
More than a mere tribute to Twain and Dickens: this has all the makings of a modern classic.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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