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Mud (2012)Mud (2012)

Mud (2012)

Beautifully shot Americana with an outstanding performance by Mathew McConaughey

Drama, Family, Romance

best
THE VERY BEST

8.9

movie

United States of America

English

Dramatic, Easy, Raw

2012

Jeff Nichols

Bonnie Sturdivant, Jacob Lofland, Joe Don Baker

130 min

Synopsis

Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and form a pact to help him reunite with his lover and escape.

Our Take

8.9
Staff

If you thought Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar, or True Detective was already the pinnacle of what Mathew McConaughey could do, wait until you see this film! Created by writer-director Jeff Nichols and set in the American South, Mud is a beautiful tale of love, loss, and personal growth. Two children, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), come across the elusive Mud (who is played by McConaughey), a man on the run wanted for murder. Initially scared of his mysterious character, the kids end up wanting to help and protect him from his those pursuing him. Ultimately a story of love, the film deals with a very human crisis seen through the eyes of children, drawing from American adventure tales and the humidity of the South. Mud is exciting, uneasy, sad, and quite beautiful. All at once.

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kaybeetoyz

This film surprised me. I really enjoyed it more than I thought I would. McConaughey really nails it in this one! Never was a big fan of his, but he knocks it out of the park!

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