Written November 27, 2014
The synopsis doesn't justify the story as it unfolds - great story and super acting. While expectations were low going in, the Wow factor kicked in quickly. This is an award candidate between the acting, characters and filming. Excellent Movie!!
Written January 26, 2015
The story is really solid and each character sells it whole heartedly. The worst bad guys, the best good guys, and a unique setting on the Mississippi River and its forboding nature all keep you tuned in and waiting for the inevitable climax. Well done.
Written December 28, 2014
I enjoyed Mud very much. It was touching, exciting, and beautifully shot. The everyday interactions that the two boys had were endearing and sprinkled with humor. Ellis was a compelling main character who was easy to identify with and root for. Mud's gritty and flawed character made the film much more realistic and believable. The action was stimulating without going "Hollywood" over the top. My only disapointment came with the ending. Without giving anything away I feell they should have gone the other direction with final outcome for the Mud character. It would have fit the tone and realism ot the rest of the movie.
I would still recommend this movie. It is a well done coming of age movie. It is very reminisent of a Mark Twain story, while still being relevent in 2013.
Written September 03, 2015
This is a very nice small movie! I must say I love the acting, cinematography, and story. Where else can you meet characters such as Ellis, Neck Bone, and of course, Mud?! I must say I love that one particular island where some, if not much, of the movie takes place. A story that one can get quickly caught up into, and want to watch until the end. I was quite surprised to find a large audience came out to see this film. Enjoyable, even with a weird title character.
Written October 29, 2014
I enjoyed Mud very much. The acting was excellent. The boys were wonderful and Matthew McConaughey definitely deserves awards for this performance with and without his shirt.
This film is for kids age 8 and up and for everyone who loves a good story.