Mud vs. Take Shelter



jeff nicholas is rising to become one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of the day, with two outstanding films back-to-back. its hard for me to choose, but i'll go with mud this time

I really enjoyed the hell out of both of them, but Shelter wins me over slightly more just for Michael Shannon's lead performance. Kudos to McConaughey in Mud, though.

Both very good...but I'm giving Mud the slight edge.

It's definitely Take Shelter for me. Mud was better than Nichols' debut, Shotgun Stories, but it can't beat what is in my mind, one of the 10 best films of 2011.

Wonderful performances in both these films. I think I enjoyed Mud a little more, but I'm also a big Matthew McConaughey fan.