Written May 11, 2013
Story line was good, but didn't go anywhere. Ending left a lot to be desired. Boys were terrific and "Elllis" should be up for an award. There was enough "star power" for this to be a great movie. Missed the mark. Will not buy DVD.
Written July 31, 2014
Excellent movie; great story line; wonderful play between the characters. The boys did a great job and, of course, McConaughey was awesome! I would recommend Mud to anyone. We had a great time watching this movie.
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 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.