Written August 20, 2014
I had not seen a lot of trailers or advertising for this movie but it got my interest just staring Matthew McConaughey. Yes I have always been a Matthew fan and wasn't sure at first about this one but it kept my attention the whole time. It's a very beliveable and real life story with superb acting by the entire cast. Not surprising I saw that it was a Cannes film festival pick or winner or something like that. I would recommend this to anyone that appreciates a good movie with a real and realistic plot. Not sure that it is a movie to take the kids to or that teenagers will apppreciate it but defintely one I will suggest to friends.
Written May 15, 2013
This was a great movie. I kinda knew what it was about before I went to go see it but not really.
I liked this movie so much, McConaughey give a good performance in/as Mud. Sam Shepard has a great small part along with Reece Witherspoon. That being said the film really belongs to the 2 young kids. They get the bulk of screen time and have the most time involved in all of the story line. They did a great job. It didn't feel rushed or like it took to long to get going. Its a decent pace and keeps you interested. I think it would have gotten more viewers if an early fall or winter release could have been done.
Go see it, I liked it and you just might be surprised and like it to.
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.
Written May 22, 2013
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 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.