Below you will find written and video materials to supplement your experience with this film. Be aware that some essays and video essays may contain spoilers.

Critical Essays

Epic Drama on Poverty, Race and Family Is ‘Stunning Achievement’ (Rolling Stone)

Mudbound: Movie Review (

Mudbound Review: A Moving Tale of Two Families (Screen Rant)

The ambitious Mudbound gives a prestige literary epic the soul of a character study (AV Club)

Mudbound: The Bonds That Bind & Break (Film Inquiry)

Winner of the Gotham Jury Award for Ensemble Performance, ‘Mudbound’ Has the Best Ensemble of the Year (Indie Wire)

Contextual Reading

Can Netflix crash the Oscars with Dee Rees’ ‘Mudbound’?

Mudbound Cinematographer is First Female DP To Earn Oscar Nomination

A Brief History of Jim Crow – Constitutional Rights Foundation

Movies That Did Black History Justice

Black Film as Genre


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