DVD - 2013
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Two boys, Ellis and his best friend Neckbone, find a mysterious man named Mud hiding out on a deserted island in the Mississippi. Mud tells the boys fantastic stories about his life, including how he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper. The boys agree to help him, but it isn't long until their small town is besieged by bounty hunters out for blood.


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Aug 25, 2019

Excellent movie written and superbly directed by Jeff Nichols. I love the friendship between the two boys in the film - great acting. Matthew McConaughey is one of the best in every role he plays.

Samsung Jul 27, 2019

A very well-played drama on how one young boy in particular plays out the crumbling marriage of his parents. It also is a great study on how men and women express evil in different ways.

Jul 27, 2018

Normally, I would explain--in some detail--about what I liked and disliked in a film that I watched. I can't do it here because I liked "Mud" without reservation--liked everything from its screenplay to its cinematography, from its brilliant cast ( McConaughey has never acted better) to its editing and direction. I haven't enjoyed and admired a film so much in many, many months.

Dec 18, 2017

Matthew M. is not an intriguing actor.
The two young actors were the highlight of a very slow,plotless movie.Reese Witherspoon talents were extremely wasted sitting in a hotel room and shopping in a Piggly Wiggly.Not enough explanation of plot.Left viewer sitting there very bored.Do not recommend to anyone.

Oct 02, 2017

This was a surprisingly good movie. Not slow spot in it anywhere. Well acted. Novel story line.

Aug 26, 2017

Interesting movie and well acted, especially the two great little actors !

Aug 11, 2017

I highly recommend Mud, especially for fans of independent films since it is very slow moving. For me, the best parts are its cinematography, setting and young actors' performances. The music by Ben Nichols, guitarist/lead singer of Lucero and brother of the film's writer/director Jeff Nichols, is the perfect accompaniment also. This is my favorite film by Jeff Nichols (Loving, Midnight Special, Take Shelter, Shotgun Stories). It reminds me of Stand By Me and feels like a tall tale: the legend of Mud. Sam Shepard's performance is great also. Michael Shannon's character provides a little comic relief in this very tense film.

Mar 31, 2017

Not a fabulous movie but interesting. The young boys playing the leads were great and Mathew McConnaughy was OK but it was a strange story.

Jan 18, 2017

This disc is scratched and would not play on our DVD. We did not realize it was only a 7 day checkout so now the library is charging us several dollars in late fee. Do not use this library, major rip-off. Library customer service did not help us, they only want the money while giving a bad product.

Jul 20, 2016

Intriguing film! The acting was very captivating both actors that played Neckbone and Ellis were very convincing in their relationship as best friends. Matthew McConaughey playing mud was also very interesting as he portrayed this young man hiding out on an island attempting to get back together with his girlfriend while dodging men trying to track down and kill him. The connection between Ellis and Mud is apparent especially since he’s at the same age at which Mud fell in love with Juniper. They both seem to have a close understanding and knowledge of what love is. The setting itself of a small town in Eastern Arkansas is so suiting for a movie covering such a topic and the cinematography was done exceptionally well. Overall the movie does a great job of introducing characters to the audience and giving you a reason to want to know more about each character. - @magicsoup of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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