Written September 22, 2014
I loved this film. It is a little slow; but that's fine because it's set in the deep south and that fit this script. It has a good storyline and the director kept it on course from start till finish. I thought that the acting was superb and especially Tye's character. This film some may say is just a little long. I will say that because it is a slow moving film it did seem much longer than its two hour and ten minute run time. Still it's a wonderful movie and I can suggest it to you 100% honesty. Go and enjoy.
Written July 28, 2014
After "killer Joe" with Mathew M. I was so disappointed in his chose of roles, but decided to give him another chance and see "MUD". Glad I did. The two boys in the movie did a great job.
Written November 29, 2014
Superbly acted.. especially by the two boys, Sheridan,Lofland and McConaughey. The movie takes it time developing its characters and leaves you feeling like you understand them so well by the end of the movie. Its a great coming of age movie with a twist. I would highly recommend!
Written December 18, 2014
After the usual claptrap released through Oscar month, we finally get a worthwhile film. And not just worthwhile, but A-rated. Matthew McConaughhey gets better with each role, but it's the two young boys who steal this picture from him and the scattering of other names in supporting and cameo roles. It's a great coming of age story, packaged as a thriller and a love story. There's lots of swearing, but the film is suitable for pre-teens and up.
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.