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Mud

Sound & Vision Magazine
1 week ago
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Mud

DVD Compare
13 December 2013
  • Excerpt: For years Matthew McConaughey has been underrated as an actor, while the world was poking fun at his pot-fuelled naked bongo sessions , being constantly shirtless and spouting what would become his trademark " alight, alright, alright " he was delivering solid performances. Performances in films such as the religious thriller "Frailty" (2001), the guilty pleasure dragon-based apocalypse film " Reign of Fire " (2002), legal drama "The Lincoln Lawyer" (2011), dark comedy...
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Mud

slantmagazine.com
12 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Mud sees writer-director Jeff Nichols straining to straddle two disparate sets of genre requirements: those of the magical-realist backwoods fable and the soppy heartland melodrama. Its closest relatives are Charles Laughton's The Night of the Hunter and Elia Kazan's Wild River , but shot through with the "gritty" vision of cruddy home life and bayou listlessness of Lance Hammer's Ballast .
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Mud

High-Def Digest
12 August 2013
  • Conclusion: Jeff Nichols' 2011 film 'Take Shelter' may have been snubbed by the Academy, but there's no way that they can dismiss his new film 'Mud.' In every aspect of filmmaking – writing, directing, acting, screenplay, music, cinematography, and so on – it's superb, nearly flawless. The entire package is so impressive that I truly believe it should be written in the books as an American classic. On the surface, it's a coming-of-age tale filled with genuine characters and moments.
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Mud (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
12 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Ellis (Tye Sheridan, The Tree of Life ) is a 14-year-old boy living on the Arkansas delta. One day, Ellis and his best friend Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) are boating down the Mississippi river when they happen across a seemingly-deserted island. While exploring the area, the boys are surprised to make the discovery that a grizzled fugitive named Mud (Matthew McConaughey, Killer Joe ) is already living there.
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Mud

DVD Talk
2 August 2013
  • Conclusion: Mud gives the viewer a good performance from it's eponymous lead and what could be considered breakthrough turns by its prepubescent actors en route to one of the less than popular films so far in 2013. Technically the disc is solid on both fronts and just as good from a supplemental perspective. At the very least it is appointment viewing with an eye towards a possible purchase. What Do You Think?
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Overall 8
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Mud

ComingSoon
15 July 2013
  • Excerpt: A boat in a tree is how it starts. Left there, intact and whole by some inexplicable, inexorable force. Fans of Jeff Nichols' "Take Shelter" shouldn't be too surprised by such strange sights. Young Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) aren't when they discover it during one of their daily wanderings.
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BluRay Authority
9 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Praise must be given to actor Matthew McConaughey. He has begun to take on more challenging roles. This is a welcome change from the more disposable romantic comedies he starred in over the past several years. I enjoyed his performances in The Lincoln Lawyer, Killer Joe and The Paperboy to name a few. Here he plays the title character. Mud lives out in the woods and is waiting to reunite with an old girlfriend Juniper (Reese Witherspoon) so he can take off.
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Mud Movie Review

BigPictureBigSound
27 June 2013
  • Summary: Jeff Nichols' third film is yet another gem. It is time for everyone to pay attention.
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Mud

DVD Talk
14 May 2013
  • Excerpt: The following conversation happened before I went to sleep last night: My wife: "Don't dream about Matthew McConaughey while you sleep." Me: "Why would I?" My wife: "I don't know, I just feel like everyone dreams about Matthew McConaughey when they sleep." I remain curious as to what would spur a mini-discussion like this on.
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