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April 16, 2017
A really great film by Jeff Nichols that is heartwarming and also filled with sorrow at the same time. The acting is amazing and one of McConaughey's best movies and performances. Great cinematography and score as well.
April 13, 2017
One part romantic drama and one part coming-of-age adventure, all with a touch of Mark Twain influence, Mud marks another hit for writer/director Jeff Nichols, who manages to capture such versatile themes and stories in his filmography while keeping a distinct, homely style to his works. Nichols' work always has a authenticity to it that makes all of the emotions of each story feel truly genuine, and that greatly benefits the story Nichols tells in this particular case. In dealing with growing up and the hardships of falling in love, this is a story that requires a delicate approach in order to truly make this themes resonate, and Nichols manages to do just that. Matthew McConaughey continues a hot streak of deep roles perfect for him to show off his dramatic acting chops with, and gives his character a sense of warmth behind his mystery, but this is first and foremost Tye Sheridan's film to own. In his first leading role (and second film role overall), Sheridan crafts a character who makes you feel every emotion he's put through: his struggles are genuinely upsetting, which makes his successes feel all the better. His character just feels real, which circles back to Nichols' strength as a writer and a director. Even when dealing with potentially fantastical elements, his films look and feel like real life. It's that kind of tone, mixed here with a sense of southern charm and heart, that makes Mud work so well.
½ April 1, 2017
Creepy tale of a mysterious man living on an island - and the two teens who stumble across him. As the questions become answers, things only get more intense. McConaughey is excellent, as are the two teen leads. More Witherspoon would have been nice, but this neo noir is a good one.
March 25, 2017
A wonderful simple & effective coming of age drama about two boys who befriended a mysterious vagabond called Mud. The film is a terrific re-telling of the famous Mark Twain adventure story Huckleberry Finn.

Complimented with terrific natural performances from all cast especially the young actors. Mathew McConaghy is terrific as Mud.

The film just grows on you & you find yourself really enjoying the characters & their story. The film builds up to climatic outcome, a real treasure in American Independent Cinema & the credit goes to director Jeff Nichols.
February 23, 2017
Just a really well made movie. It will mean a lot more to young teen age boys probably.
February 12, 2017
Not a chick flick but not too gory or stressy aka. some potential for a grandma to watch with .
January 28, 2017
Great job by the child actors. Held my interest from start to finish
January 17, 2017
Terrific engaging tale with powerful performances and a truly interesting plot and subplot. Seldom does a story about love intrigue like this one does, and the highs and lows in this movie do not disappoint.
½ January 7, 2017
Great story best actor ever
December 30, 2016
It's good movie to watch
December 26, 2016
Mud is good southern drama with believable characters, an intriguing story, and an engaging plot.
December 21, 2016
An instant classic. Beautiful cinematography! Great performances!
½ December 9, 2016
Mud (Jeff Nichols): A coming-of-age story of a 14 and 40-year old. A film about innocence lost and growing up.
November 19, 2016
Watching this movie feels like dreaming, and you don't want to wake up.
½ November 4, 2016
A remarkable character sheet. It's a slow burn but definitely worth a watch.
October 29, 2016
All movies focused on kids from the south seem to come off a bit like Stand By Me but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Not sure it needed the bad guy story line as it didn't add to what was supposed to be the moral of the story, other than supplying the ending. Either way, good story. Well casted.
October 28, 2016
At times prodding and unintentionally giving off an "After-School Special" feel, "Mud" succeeds because of its strong performances by the cast, particularly Matthew McConaughey and the younger actors. Somewhat predictable & slow, but it pays off if you stick with it. I still believe McConaughey will win an Oscar someday. Movies like this one showcase his talent when he is playing against typecast and pulls it off with finesse.
October 18, 2016
A teenage boy receives lessons on how to be a man from a fugitive living on a boat stuck in a tree. Perfect.
October 7, 2016
Great performances, deep characters, and a well written script. Mud is a well made movie.
½ September 22, 2016
Absolutely love this movie. Fantastic
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