Mud parents guide


Life in the bayou changes for two teens when they meet a criminal on the run.

Overall C

Exploring along the river, two young boys (Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland) encounter a man (Matthew McConaughey) who is hiding from the law while trying to find his true love (Reese Witherspoon).

Release date April 26, 2013

Violence C
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C-
Substance Use C

Why is Mud rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Mud PG-13 for some violence, sexual references, language, thematic elements and smoking.

Run Time: 135 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is Mud rated PG-13? Mud is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some violence, sexual references, language, thematic elements and smoking.

Violence: A man punches a woman and pushes her to the ground threatening her with a knife. When another character intervenes he is punched and threatened. Characters are involved in fistfights. A boy is bitten by a snake. Characters surround a house and fire shots into it. Some characters are killed. A body is seen lying in a pool of blood. A character slaps another. A character packs a gun for protection.

Sexual Content: Two boys find a stack of pornographic magazines featuring scantily clad women on the cover. A boy asks his friend if he touched a girl’s breasts. A girl kisses a boy. Some crude sexual innuendo is included.

Language: The script contains frequent scatological slang, some terms of Deity and other profanities. Crude sexual comments and slang terms, along with a sexual hand gesture are also included.

Alcohol / Drug Use: One character smokes on several occasions. Others drink in a bar or at home. Characters talk about drinking.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence. Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Violence, Coarse Language.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children Violence Language May Offend.
Ontario PG Violence, Language May Offend, Tobacco Use.
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Mud"

Cast and Crew

Mud is directed by Jeff Nichols and stars Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Mud movie is August 6, 2013. Here are some details…

Mud is releasing to home video (Blu-ray/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) on August 6, 2013. Bonus extras include:

- Audio commentary with Writer/Director Jeff Nichols

- “A Very Personal Tale: Writing and Directing Mud” featurette

- “The Arkansas Ensemble: The Distinctive Characters and Cast of Mud” featurette

- “Southern Authenticity: Shooting the Real Arkansas” featurette

- “The Snake Pit: The Slithering Costars of Mud” featurette

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Mark Twain’s story The Adventures of Huck Finn also features two boys who meet a fugitives along the banks of a river. The young actor Tye Sheridan can also be seen in The Tree of Life. Another child lives at the mercy of a great river in Beasts of the Southern Wild.

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