Written December 23, 2014
Great acting by Mathew, and......the two boys!! It keeps you in suspense in all ways, and the boys were so challenging in resolving their desires to help "Mud". As far as "Reese", I won't go there! I think its ok for kids, too.
Written December 25, 2014
All around fantastic view of a seldom seen slice of rural America expertly acted, directed, and filmed. Every actor's performance seemed as genuine as the surroundings.
Written September 23, 2014
This is not a movie like so many that are casualties of talent, or studio production hamstrings that ultimately fall short of the creative ambitions and released as mere cinematic "efforts" - this is a movie that "achieves". The splendor of Jeff Nichol's immersive and captivating story of life's everyday heroes and villains that "come down the river" can not be missed.
Written October 29, 2014
Movie had good write ups. Showed how misguided dedicated love can mess you up sometimes. Not all women are alike apparently. Neat that the boys and this hide away guy bonded to get him off the island. Ended a bit strange but its a good movie.
Written December 20, 2014
It's a rare privilege nowadays to find something genuine and altogether unique at the movies. Rarer still is finding that and actually being entertained. This film is one of those rare gems. Among the many hundreds I see on screen every year, all around the world, I reserve my highest praise to those which actually deserve it. When I see a film, I'm a paying customer and as such, I'm not biased by other interests. I sit out there in the dark many times all alone, others crowded by hundreds of strangers, but when the lights go down all efforts are equal. Even the appeal of the subject matter to me is set aside until the credits roll. This one is a MUST SEE for any movie goer who enjoys story driven, dialog rich, deep character study with simply amazing performances, all wrapped up into one great story. The children alone that lead this cast have very bright futures in film, should that be their choice. See this movie. You won't be disappointed.