Excerpt: Più riuscito e misterioso nella prima parte, nella seconda Nichols vuole dare una risposta a tutti personaggi, chiudendo il cerchio con sin troppa perfezione ed offrendo a tutti un nuovo inizio, come nella migliore tradizione del sogno americano.
Excerpt: Even though it is undeniably a modern film with a contemporary setting, there’s a timelessness to Mud that is rare and special. Strongly reminiscent of the works of Mark Twain and Charles Dickens – with McConaughey as a sort of chiseled Magwitch – it feels like the latest addition to a long and illustrious tradition of stories about young men going on an adventure, only to be rudely ushered into adulthood along the way.
Excerpt: Jeff Nichols se mete a contarnos una historia con mucho encanto de un chico en el sur de Estados Unidos. A mí aunque me gusta, me parece que el guión tiene problemas de ritmo y unos personajes femeninos muy malos.
Excerpt: Jeff Nichols can’t find in his direction the tone so apparently rich in his screenplay. On the one hand, it’s a great example that a simple “illustrated text” a film does not make, but more dishearteningly, we’re left with a film unable to satisfy its considerable potential.
Excerpt: Impeccably whimsical, observational, moody and soul-searching, writer-director Jeff Nichols’s downhome drama ‘Mud’ slings its share of southern charm and tension as it presents a different kind of coming-of-age tale that radiates with absolute certainty.
Excerpt: Jeff Nichols’s Mud is a coming-of-age story that owes a debt to a lot of other stories, from that Mark Twain classic to Dickens’s Great Expectations (in which a boy meets an escaped convict on a desolate moor, and does him a kindness.)
Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
Excerpt: One of the best American films in recent memory
Excerpt: While Mud is Nichols’ most straightforward and conventional feature to date, there’s an undeniable pleasure in seeing a bravura filmmaker and an outstanding cast deliver a gripping coming-of-age tale that oozes Southern Gothic atmosphere from every pore.
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