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Leonard Maltin

A River of Dreams: Mud

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 26, 2013 12:10 AM
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Writer-director Jeff Nichols fulfills the promise he showed in his previous film "Take Shelter" with a beguiling fable called "Mud."

Take Shelter—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 30, 2011 4:30 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Take Shelter is a provocative original from writer-director Jeff Nichols, built on the foundation of a searing performance by Michael Shannon. It’s a film I respect, even though I found it very tough to sit through. That’s because Nichols creates a palpable sense of unease—which is exactly what he sets out to do.

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