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Mud 2013

  • Jeff Nichols
  • May 10, 2013
  • 130 mins
  • English
  • Drama
People just sometimes forget why they fell in love in the first place.
A drama centered on two teenage boys who encounter a fugitive and pact to help him escape from an island in the Mississippi.


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Mud was disappointing. I never realized Jeff Nichols was so terrible at fight choreography. Every time someone got 'punched' I cringed. It was nothing special overall and the negative aspects dragged it down. It was especially disappointing coming after Take Shelter. McConaughey was the best part of the film.

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Beautifully filmed Coming-of-Age tale on the Mississippi River.

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Because of all the great reviews I decided to give this one a go. Definitely not one for me though
Even though it is a good movie, I did not really enjoy it as much. It tried to set up a realistic image of small-town boys in a situation you usually don't end up with at that age.
They did a good job acting and story wise, but i simply could not identify with the main characters. This was probably because of multitude of things like the independence of the kids and how they were treated like adults as if it was 200 years ago. But also the completely twisted way they viewed women and relationships. I know this is all to create a certain environment, but I just did not like that environment.
My rating is therefore mostly based on my opinion rather then a technical judgment.

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