• 2012
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jeff Nichols
  • Written by: Jeff Nichols (screenplay)
  • Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Shannon
  • UK release: 10 May 2013

McConaughey stars as a fugitive who enlists the help of two teenage boys to escape his pursuers.

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18 Apr 20133 stars

Part adolescent yarn, part yearning love story, starring Matthew McConaughey and Reece Witherspoon

Jeff Nichols’ third film, Mud, arrives with much expectation. His second, Take Shelter, was a marvellous study of the inner turmoil of Michael Shannon’s blue-collar worker, a man haunted by apocalyptic visions. By comparison, Mud feels more prosaic.

Profile: Jeff Nichols, director of Mud

16 Apr 2013

The writer-director is influenced by Terrence Malick, David Gordon Green and, on Mud, Mark Twain

Born 7 December, 1978, Arkansas Background After studying filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, writer-director Jeff Nichols announced his arrival with his 2007 low-budget debut Shotgun Stories, the story of a feud between…

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