It's a movie as timely as it is provocative and amazingly, for much of its running time, it is weirdly funny.
A great movie, one of the best of this year. There was a bit of confusion at one point in the plot, but nothing serious.
There's no way I can possibly love it entirely but I just think its ridiculously bad, but enjoyable at the same time.
Yes, absolutely, there is fun to be had, as well as many, many things to go boom, all amid an atmospheric urban jungle.
I just finished watching Mudbound. It shook me to my core.I know that stories like these were more common than some people today would have the general public realize, but I also know that many of us (as in good ol' southern white folk as my PawPaw would say) have never ever felt hatred in our hearts towards any group of people. I am not speaking for anyone but myself here. The internet has become a breeding ground for hatred and trolls who seek out the worst possible parts of our society and exploit them to make them seem probably far more extreme than they really are on a daily basis.I just spent over two hours watching a heartwrenching movie about one of the most horrible and wonderful times in our American history. We won that war. Not all of our troops came home and some of the ones that did probably felt much like the guys in that movie. The movie wasn't about the war. It was about us as people.We have the ability every day to hold someone up or to tear someone down with our words and our actions and even with our mannerisms and facial expressions. That saying my granny taught me of "Pretty is, as pretty does" still rings true today. Treating people how we want to be treated seems to be happening less and less every time we turn on the tv and watch the news. I don't really know why I'm even typing this honestly. Maybe just to get it off of my chest or because writing is absolutely cathartic for me and I really do feel better once I'm done. So this is no act of altruism, I assure you. If you have the time and want to watch a very good, but very heartwrenching film AND if you have a Netflix account, you should watch Mudbound. I'm glad I watched it. I may have to watch it again.
I done seen alot of this kind of movie an I think this one is the better of the lot or at least one of the better wons. Evil is evil, an them basturds what think they be beds with they fire and they crosses just a'burnin get what they deserve when the colored man says his last words at the gravesite where the slave was buried along time ago.
Saw 'Mudbound' due to being intrigued by the subject matter and the cast, being someone who is trying to see as many 2017 films as possible (particularly those that garnered Oscar nominations, in to me actually one of the better Oscar years in recent years) and who wanted to see if it lived up to the hype.While not one of the best films of the year 'Mudbound' was still very impressive indeed, with a lot of emotional power and with so much deserving of being lauded highly, also really admired how it handled its brave themes. It is though an uneven film too which is a shame, and does suffer from its ambition getting the better of it so that at times it becomes over-ambitious.Starting with 'Mudbound's' faults, it does get off to a somewhat erratically paced (both rushed and draggy) and meandering start where it can get confusing as to which direction it's going to go and where it's heading. Also was distracted by the multiple-character voice-over, which tended to ramble and over-explain and could have done with being used less, particularly in parts where it wasn't really needed. The script too is not without its rambling, repetitive and derivative parts. Overall, it is not a bad script by any stretch, but personally do question its Oscar nomination (the film's other nominees were deserved though) in an otherwise strong category where the right film ('Call Me By Your Name') won and one of not many questionable nominees this year (that last claim is not going to be a popular opinion though). 'Mudbound' however has pros that far outweigh the cons. It looks fantastic with some of the best cinematography of the year and dreamy and atmospheric landscapes and scenery. It is not often where mud is like a character of its own in a film, that is the case with 'Mudbound' and juxtaposes beautifully with the otherwise idyllic look. The music is hauntingly beautiful, and cannot get enough of "Mighty River", wonderfully performed by Mary J. Blige herself, my pick for the Oscar was between it and "Remember Me" from 'Coco', another song that resonated with me. While the script is uneven, much of it is thought-provoking, well-meaning, affecting and sincere. Things really pick up in the story after a shaky start, especially in a sweeping second half that is truly powerful and poignant culminating in a shocking, gut-wrenching and emotionally devastating climax. Really admired how it explored and addressed the brave and sadly still relevant themes of poverty, racism and the aftermath of war and executing it in a way that was confident and just as ballsy and relevant. Have little to fault the direction either.Other than the production values the other star is the superb acting, with Carey Mulligan giving her best performance since perhaps 'An Education' and was not expecting a performance as powerful and moving as the one Mary J. Blige gave. The film completely re-assessed my opinion of Garrett Hedlund, who was awful in 'Pan' but was absolutely brilliant here. Jason Mitchell is suitably controlled and can't fault Jonathan Banks and Jason Clarke either.In conclusion, uneven and over-ambitious but very moving, superbly made and acted and brave. 7/10 Bethany Cox
What a beautiful unique movie that expresses a much more realistic view of the awful time black people were treated indifferently.
The movie has an impressive acting performance. It did have a slow start which makes the process even harder to digest as it came to an end.
Story wise and execution: 30/35
Camera work: 17.9/20