Written January 26, 2015
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 May 27, 2016
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 June 30, 2016
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 July 28, 2016
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 28, 2016
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.