Big Muddy
Big Muddy (2015)

An outlaw tale played out as a modern day murder ballad, Big Muddy follows grifter Martha Barlow who must come to terms with her dark past after her teenage son commits a horrible crime. On the run to survive she must dodge her sociopathic… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 23, 2015
DVD Release Date: March 3, 2015
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail

It's a quintessentially Canadian idea mixed in with the material Moneo borrows from various hard-boiled film noirs and sun-dappled westerns.

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David Berry
National Post

It dawdles and meanders a little too much in the getting there, but at least once Martha and Stan are in the same house, Big Muddy starts livening up its beat-up setting.

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Kam Williams
Baret News

Atmospheric and absorbing, this well-crafted whodunit is rather reminiscent of Red Rock West.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Big Muddy often looks darkly sublime but the script, expanded by Moneo from his 2011 short, isn't quite up to the task.

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Andrew Lapin
The Dissolve

Jefferson Moneo, tackling his first feature, has a good handle on storytelling economy, and gives his unique setting ample time to shine.

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Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

Big Muddy is set in the present, but it doesn't have to be. The prairie-noir premise is pretty timeless.

Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

A muddle, with a badly miscast femme fatale

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Flixster Audience Score: 17% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
Big Muddy is an homage to the fields of Saskatchewan but little else. The acting is wooden, the story full of holes and the delivery is dull.