7/10 Good movie. MUD was an entertaining movie that both myself and wife enjoyed. Prior to watching MUD, we had no idea what it was about but knew it had Matthew McConaughey & Reese Witherspoon in it. Witherspoon didn’t have a very large part. But it was the 2 boys that made the film.
Here’s IMDB synopsis: Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and to reunite him with his true love. IMDB score was 7.8.
It was refreshing to watch a movie with a storyline, good acting, no sex, no swearing, no special effects… just a good old fashion movie. It took place in Arkansas back country, small town. The boy’s adventure took me back to my youth and made me yearn for adventure. Although, slow in a few spots, overall, it was well paced and entertaining.
Highly recommended as a rental.
My wife gave it 8/10 – she scores higher than I do. She appreciated that there was no sex, gore, swearing. We see enough movies with that. Seems like lately every movie needs at least one steamy sex scene and nudity. And most movies love to have the realistic gore scenes – shot to the head where you see brain & skull pieces splatter. MUD at least got back to good story telling without having to rely on all that other stuff.
Rent it … let me know what you think.