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English 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 10 min
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English 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 10 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MartinHafer3 / 10

This movie is dumb and sure makes Arkansans look awful!

"Mud" has a very respectable overall IMDb score of 7.5 and most of the reviews are glowing. So, in light of all this, I had very high hopes for the film. The story is about a couple 14 year-olds (Ellis and Neckbone) who come upon a homeless guy named Mud (Matthew McConaughey) living out in the woods. Despite not knowing the man, they decide to help him by bringing him food. Later, they agree to run errands for the guy. However, they then learn that he's a wanted man--wanted for murder. So, they continue helping him and even put their lives on the line because they know deep in their hearts that he's a great guy. So, as a result of watching the film I have learned some important life truths:

1. If you meet a person living in the woods, help them. 2. If they are wanted for murder, listen to your heart--not the law enforcement authorities. 3. If you are 14, the best way to a girl's heart is start punching people. 4. If you are 14, set your sights for the hot 17 year-old girl and see #3. 5. Stealing and murder are okay if your heart is in the right place. 6. If you are a kid, talk to and trust strangers. 7. If you help a stranger, the stranger will never betray you and will be there when you need them. 8. Don't trust women...they're all alike. 9. Despite this, do ANYTHING a girl wants. 10. If you are on the run, go ahead, build a big bonfire at night.

The list of other insane knowledge goes on and on and on. The bottom line is just about NOTHING in this film makes any sense--at least on this planet. Additionally, the film was filled with characters that were stupid, self-destructive and difficult to like. Plus, when you watch the film, it is quite possible that Mud was indeed bad and deserved prison....yet we are supposed to root for him?! Huh?!

The only positives would be the acting and....well, actually, just some of the acting.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca2 / 10

Vapid characters and their uninteresting lives

MUD is another overrated film that many viewers (and reviewers) seem to mistake for a stylish masterwork. In fact it's a very dull social drama with thriller undertones about a couple of kids who befriend a bizarre homeless man who lives out in the woods, often making a boat suspended in a tree his bed for the night. What the other viewers seem to miss is that it's BORING.

MUD has potential, I'll give it that. Scenes of the kids exploring and enjoying a lot hot summer bring to mind the greatness of MEAN CREEK and STAND BY ME, but that's where the similarities end. Instead, this film gets bogged down in small-scale drama, a definite look-at-me style of acting, and way too much sentiment. The inclusion of a crime family and a revenge-fuelled second half doesn't really ring true and when you don't care about the characters anyway, that doesn't help.

It also doesn't help that I can't stand the overrated Matthew McConaughey as an actor. He always seems to swan around with his turgid under acting and he bores me to tears whenever he's on screen. At least this film isn't as offensive as KILLER JOE, but I still hated his character. The pity is that some decent character actors are mired in support (in particular, Michael Shannon and Paul Sparks, both of BOARDWALK EMPIRE). And as for Reese Witherspoon - the less said the better!

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle8 / 10

Matthew's good and the kid's amazing

Ellis (Tye Sheridan) lives on a houseboat in Arkansas with his parents; Mary Lee (Sarah Paulson) and Senior (Ray McKinnon). Their marriage is falling apart as they scrounge for a living. He and his best friend Neckbone, who lives with his uncle Galen (Michael Shannon),find a boat high up in a tree on an island. They meet Mud (Matthew McConaughey).

This is a perfect little movie. This is probably the most complete and deepest character Matthew McConaughey has ever played. Yet it's the outstanding work of newcomer Tye Sheridan that holds the whole thing together. This is only his second movie after 'The Tree of Life' and he absolutely shines here. This movie has a great sense of place. The actors are all great. Importantly, the characters are all deep and complex. It is a truly intriguing little movie.

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