McConaughey, Matthew

SKU: 031398172895

UPC 031398172895
Release Date 2013-08-06
Studio Lionsgate
Discs 1
Length 130
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis A] well carpentered piece of work marked by some fine performances and resilient thematic fiber.3.5 stars out of 4 -- McConaughey, on a career roll, is magnificent. his deeply felt scenes with the standout Sheridan hit you like a shot in the heart.Nichols has a sense of place that feels authentic....If you allow yourself to settle into its leisurely pace, it will reward you. -- Grade: B+3 stars out of 5 -- With a lack of sentimentality, the appealingly naturalistic performances of the two boys and a slow-burn build-up to an explosive finale, it's a charming, redolent and unexpected pastoral that both intrigues and moves.[A] newly minted American classic....Mr. Nichols, an Arkansan born and bred, has made a film of striking originality.There is an ease with which Nichols pokes around in people's lives, unearthing small truths in authentic ways. In MUD, it feels as if he's caught a small slice of backcountry soul like a firefly in a jar.3 stars out of 4 -- A beautifully shot, deliberately paced adventure saga, it explores romantic love from the perspective of an idealistic adolescent.3 stars out of 4 -- Nichols' eye for particulars, his feel for the characters and landscapes (and waterscapes), is so vivid you feel you could get bit by a mosquito or a water moccasin if you're not careful.4 stars out of 5 -- [W]hat truly elevates MUD is the sense there’s something so much bigger going on here....A bold, intelligent, 21st century take on Mark Twain...Mr. McConaughey commands attention with a variation on a certain kind of Southern character: handsome but battered, charming but also sinister, his self-confidence masking a history of bad luck and trouble.First and foremost, it’s another splendid showcase for the ongoing McConaughey Renaissance: He plays Mud as if Tom Sawyer had grown up and gone horrifically wrong, effortlessly projecting rascally charm with a hint of underlying menace.3.5 stars out of 4 -- McConaughey injects a note of danger into a bayou noir story of youthful ad­ven­ture that manages to be lyrical and sobering at the same time.A pair of inquisitive adolescents encounter a charismatic drifter with an incredible story in this drama from TAKE SHELTER writer/director Jeff Nichols. Mississippi adolescents Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) are exploring along the mighty Mississippi when they stumble upon a small island inhabited by Mud (Matthew McConaughey), a desperado who claims to be on the run from brutal bounty hunters after killing a man in Texas. According to Mud, his true love Juniper (Reese Witherspoon) is awaiting his arrival in town, and together they plan to make a daring escape. Fascinated, the two boys agree to help Mud slip past his pursuers, despite the potential dangers of doing so. Sam Shepard, Sarah Paulson, and Michael Shannon co-star.
Cast Mickey Giacomazzi (Stunt Coordinator)
David Wingo (Composer)
Adam Stone (Director of Photography)
Will E. Files (Sound Re-Recording)
Jeff Nichols (Director)
Jeff Nichols (Screenwriter)
Everett Byrom (Special Effects Supervisor)
Matthew Petrosky (Camera Operator)
Fontaine Beauchamp Hebb (Set Decorator)
Joe Don Baker (Co-Star)
Ray McKinnon (Co-Star)
Reese Witherspoon (Star)
Sam Shepard (Co-Star)
Matthew McConaughey (Star)
Sarah Paulson (Star)
Stuart Greer (Co-Star)
Paul Sparks (Co-Star)
Michael Shannon (Co-Star)
Tye Sheridan (Star)
Jacob Lofland (Star)
Johnny Cheek (Co-Star)
Bonnie Sturdivant (Co-Star)
Clayton Carson (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: A very personal tale Writing and Directing Mud The Arkansas Ensemble The distinctive characters and cast of Mud Southern authenticity Shooting the real Arkansas The Snake Pit The slithering costars of Mud Director Commentary Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, Spanish Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.45000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure,Feature Film Drama,Suspense/Thriller
Attribute Closed Captioned,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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