Mud is about two kids in the small town who help an escaped criminal unite with his true love. Matthew McConaughey delivers an award-winning performance as the fugitive, Mud. The writing and directing is excellent and the supporting actors are effective and convincing as the two boys who deliver an amazing performance. It has a fantastic story that is about poverty and youth, and the loss of innocence and violence. This movie will stick with you as it’s also a film about the human condition.

I went to the theater with no idea what this film was about and came out with a fresh attitude as it’s very much a coming-of-age story. Matthew McConaughey is terrific in this role and life in the small town depiction is completely spot on. The writing and directing is brilliant, and it has the perfect blend of pacing dialogue and action. This film deserves recognition and is excellent from start to finish.