The spirit of Huckleberry Finn hovers over writer/director Jeff Nichols’ (Take Shelter) third feature, in which two 14-year-old boys find an outlaw named Mud (Matthew McConaughey) hiding out on an island in the Mississippi.
The romantic-minded Ellis (The Tree Of Life’s Tye Sheridan) decides to help Mud reunite with his lover (Reese Witherspoon) and make his getaway; but his friend Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) remains sceptical.
Himself Arkansas-born, Nichols brings vivid detail and a warm sense of nostalgia to his ramshackle riverbank setting, giving us an appealing tale of competing loyalties and loss of innocence.
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