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 March 29, 2015
Two boys find a boat in a tree, meet a strange man, and life gets exciting from there on out. A Southern coming of age flick with romance, revenge, gunplay, explosions, and teen logic. Plus an actual plot and believable characters.
Written August 03, 2015
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 October 09, 2015
The kids were great actors. One of the best movies I have seen in awhile. A realistic view of how women are. Not too many movies keep me engrossed in the move, this one did at a nice pace.
Written July 31, 2015
This is billed as a Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon film, but they have relatively small parts; it's really a Tye Sheridan (who plays Ellis, the boy who finds fugitive Mud) movie. I missed the first half hour or so of this movie after driving nearly a hundred miles all together to see it. Now it's in wider release than I thought it would ever be. The early bird show was crowded enough that I had to sit in the neck crane seats. There is some funny business about Matthew McConaughey's shirt, but it's mostly a story of family love and loyalty. Also see Before Midnight, even better in the same vein. By the way, the director is Mike Nichols, aka Mr. Diane Sawyer, the ABC evening news anchor, her one redeeming virtue IMHO.