Mud = Gold!

By MedRed
Written April 26, 2013
For a plot that could easily have been a train wreck, Mud far exceeded expectations. Mud takes a look into a brief, but pivotal moment in the life of Ellis, an innocent 14 year old living on the Mississippi river. This coming of age tale shows Ellis the gray area of adult life that exists between the black and white mentality of a child. Mud's art direction and attention to detail are fantastic. This is is the first movie I've seen in a long time where someone hung up the phone with a "bye." A minor detail of something broken in one scene remains broken at the end of the movie. The development of every character is excellent, and it's easy to identify and sympathize with all of them. Other than a bit of overly obvious foreshadowing and a few mud puddles the plot has to jump over, Mud is a solid movie that shows how the story is told is just as important as the story. There is nothing during or after the credits If you like my reviews, add me as a fan. I'll add you back!
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Great film ... don't miss it.

By movielover2b
Written April 26, 2013
I really didn't know what to expect when I went to see this movie but was very pleasantly surprised. All of the actors, especially the young boys were incredible. I hope to see them in more films in the future. Matthew and Reese were wonderful. They both fit the part precisely. The writing, directing and cinematography were first class. I would encourage everyone to see this movie. Its does have some language so not sure its for young kids. This was one of my favorite movies of the year.
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Simply Muddy

By Linkie11
Written April 28, 2013
I found Mud to be a little too long and slow moving. The acting is superb by both Matthew and the boys, but the story gets bogged down in the reasoning as to why Mud is hiding on an island. You understand he is the object of revenge from someone's family because he killed a member of that family, but it never really explains any details of the incident. Until the end, you really don't get the "life lessons" the movie intended, but overall, it was a good character study.
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Mud

By cfarghaly
Written April 27, 2013
Matthew McConaughey makes an Oscar Winning performance in Mud. The whole cast of Mud was believable as dwellers of a small Arkansas town. Break out performances from the young men playing Ellis and Neckbone. Looking forward to seeing these two young actors in many more films.
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Well Worth Seeing, Big Time!

By mmit911
Written June 03, 2013
Great acting by Mathew, and......the two boys!! It keeps you in suspense in all ways, and the boys were so challenging in resolving their desires to help "Mud". As far as "Reese", I won't go there! I think its ok for kids, too.
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