• Mud (2013)


Release Date: April 26th, 2013

DVD Release Date: August 6th, 2013

PG-13 |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

While exploring a Mississippi River island, Arkansas boys Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) encounter Mud (Matthew McConaughey),a fugitive who needs their help. Though Mud killed a man in Texas and has bounty hunters on his trail, he is most concerned about reuniting with Juniper (Reese Witherspoon), the love of his life. Ellis, who is suffering the pangs of his first crush, agrees to help Mud. He and Neckbone do all they can to protect Mud and help him reunite with Juniper.

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Shannon, Sarah Paulson, Sam Shepard, Ray McKinnon

Director: Jeff Nichols

Genres: Drama , Adventure

Production Co: FilmNation, Brace Cove

Distributors: Roadside Attractions

Keywords: Escape, Love, Emotional, Pursuit, Girlfriend, Best friend, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Mud is steeped in a sense of place, and the people inhabiting it. Southern. Superstitious. Suspenseful. Sublime. show more

  • 70
    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. show more

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