Written August 27, 2016
I am sorry but this movie was brutal to watch! The plot was agonizing slow and to make matters worse the movie is long! Matthew M. plays a gross looking transient and there is hardly any substantive acting going on. The producers could have picked up a real homeless person off the street to do the same role without paying the millions they pay to these celebrities. Reese Withersppon hardly had a part despite the previews which are misleading. This especially bummed me out since she was a big part of why I wanted to see this film. Now I will say the two young boys do a great job in this film but that's all I can really say about it. I wouldn't spend the money seeing this at the theater. Unless I somehow missed a big subliminal message I thought this movie was very average at best.
Written June 27, 2016
This movie was fantastic. Mathew, although not looking his best was and always will be very easy on the eyes. His talent soars and works as a spring board to the two new and upcomming young actors he shares the screen with. My Ten year old newphew stayed glued to the screen.
Written August 29, 2016
I thought Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland did an excellent job with this! It was so nice to see child actors that were worth watching! The story line was a little far fetched, but the accuracy in the detail of how life is on the river down south was spot on! I also liked seeing Reese Witherspoon play a washed up and used character; her roles are all too shiny usually. The only downside (and I say this with tongue in cheek) is Matthew McConaughey's need for a shower. It really was distracting how filthy he was from the start. But his intensity was refreshing after his slimy Magic Mike persona. Its worth the money and the Pg-13 rating was accurate, although I wouldn't want my daughter to see it with friends; I'd rather be the one to take her.
Written October 22, 2016
It was ok. The younger boys WERE AWESOME in it. I would not be surprised if they got academy award nominations but the movie overall was weird and not that great.
Written April 29, 2013
And that says it all.
Some great poetic and parallel themes with fine acting. Several man-woman relationships are undertoned in this suprisingly sweet coming of age film, slighly reminiscent of STAND BY ME.