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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Matthew McConaughey
Tye Sheridan
Jacob Lofland
Sam Shepard
Reese Witherspoon
Michael Shannon
Directors
Jeff Nichols
Screenwriters
Jeff Nichols
Running Time
130 minutes

Mud
Mud, glorious Mud


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Plot
Teenagers Ellis (Sheridan) and Neckbone (Lofland) find a fugitive known as Mud (McConaughey) hiding on an island in the Mississippi. They help him escape from the authorities, and a gang of bounty hunters, and reunite him with his girlfriend, Juniper (Witherspoon).


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A bold, intelligent, 21st century take on Mark Twain — with added occult tendencies.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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