Written July 29, 2014
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 May 06, 2013
Mud is pretty slow to develop and never really gets off the ground. There is some very good acting and the story is believable, but there is very little action and the story line seems to drag. Overall, I'd say it is work seeing, but it ain't no Magic Mike!
Written May 16, 2013
This is one of those rare movies in which the script and screenplay stand out. Everything in the movie just makes sense. No words are wasted and all the characters are believable.
The tragedy of situation involving the two adult lovers, Mud and Juniper, did not hit me until on the way home. Mud can never become a father with this girl, as she can never have children. On the other hand, Juniper can screw around with whoever she wants and never have to worry about becoming pregnant. No wonder Mud killed the man who did this to her!
Hats off to the child actors. I believe that both should receive academy nominations: Tye Sheridan (Ellis) for best actor, and Jacob Lofland (the unforgettable Neckbone) for best supporting actor!
Written May 04, 2013
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 23, 2014
I see a ton of movies and, in all honesty, this is the best I've seen in the last 10 years. Hands down. I won't tell you anything else. Just please see it.