I finally watched Mudbound and though I often weep during tragic movie scenes, none have caused me to sob in quite some time like the ones in this film; especially since it contains sequences which so effectively reflect true life tragedies along with segments of naturalistic camaraderie.
I haven't read the book that this movie was adapted from yet watching this film was like experiencing a novel; so literary is its screenplay. Every actor will convince you that their characters are real life people; so fine was the rope between soulless stoicism and melodramatic passion that they winningly walked upon. The direction will wrap you in the story without drawing attention to itself; so successful was the director in conducting the enhancement of the film's themes without straying away from realism.
Mudbound may seem slowly paced in the beginning yet it does pay off. This mindfully crafted film isn't only a masterpiece but one that needs to be experienced by everyone.