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Mud Review

Movies.com Critics

3.5

Dave White Profile

McConaughey's winning streak, not over yet. Read full review

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  • 4.0
    76

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Jeff Nichols's third feature traffics unerringly in truth, delicious surprise, unadorned beauty and unforced wisdom.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Jeff Nichols’ much-anticipated follow-up to his breakthrough second feature Take Shelter feels less adventurous and unsettling but remains a well carpentered piece of work marked by some fine performances and resilient thematic fiber.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Endearing and believable, the two actors playing Ellis and Neckbone are pitch-perfect.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Reese Witherspoon's unglamorous, understated supporting work recalls the kinds of films she made before becoming a movie star. Other recognizable faces include Sam Shepard, Joe Don Baker, Michael Shannon, and Sarah Paulson.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety Peter Debruge

    Mud poses as a mere adolescent adventure tale but explores a rich vein of grown-up concerns, exploring codes of honor, love and family too solid to be shaken by modernizing forces.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    There's something old-fashioned about Mud, but if you allow yourself to settle into its leisurely pace, it will reward you. If he were alive today, Mark Twain would approve.

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