|Jeff Nichols Director||previously directed Take Shelter|
A drama centered on two teenage boys who encounter a fugitive and agree to help him escape from an island in the Arkansas bayou.
Before Matthew McConaughey was cast, Chris Pine was considered for the role of Mud.
|Sarah Paulson||Mary Lee|
|Michael Abbott Jr.||James|
|Sam Shepard||Tom Blankenship|
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Mud was very well received by critics. On RottenTomatoes, 98% of the 131 reviews were positive (in other words, only two were not). This easily earned the film a FRESH rating. On Metacritic, the film scored a 76. This put in the second highest category ("Generally Positive Reviews") and the highest color (GREEN). Of the Metacritic reviews, 27 were positive, 8 were mixed, and none were outright negative.