Written May 27, 2013
A real original - not a remake or another of the endless repeats of worn out stories. Low budget but great acting from a talented group - well directed. May be slow for those expecting special effects CGI and all that fake stuff. This is a real - gritty - must think about movie that you will remember weeks from now. Cute twist for those Killer Joe fans - when Mud refers to the "can of pumpkin pie filler"
Written August 22, 2014
The performances in almost all the actors are top notch. Sometimes the pacing is a little slow, but it pays off with great performances, and a non spected action sequence at the end that makes sense.
Written May 05, 2013
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 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 July 26, 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!