Monday, September 9, 2013

MUD (2012)

Jeff Nichols

Jeff Nichols

Matthew McConaughey
Tye Sheridan
Jacob Loftland and others

Much like the title, the whole experience of watching this movie can be summed up in a word, UNBELIEVABLE. Jeff Nichols is definitely talented, while I am not familiar with his previous work, this movie has me looking forward to them.

Now the story of Mud, is not out of the ordinary but in Nichol's hand the script is elevated to a whole new level. His character building is simply stellar. Matthew McConaughey gives his career's best performance while Tye Sheridan is also impressive. Jacob Loftland is a little weak when compared to the others.

The cinematography is awe inspiring and the way Mississippi river is exceptionally captured. There are certain elements of the script which will leave a smile on your face especially the scene in which Mud (McConaughey) is ready to part away with his gun but not his shirt because he feels the shirt will protect him. Take a bow Mr. Nichols. He has now officially joined my list of favourite directors.  

Pranit’s Rating: 9/10