Hud

Hud

Director: Martin Ritt Cast: Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal
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Hud 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I always liked this movie, but raising a few cattle made me really appreciate the story line.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Paul Newman as Hud is absolutely perfect acting. And only Newman could make us like Hud. Please see this movie, way too long delayed on DVD. It is our greatest actors greatest film.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A beautiful film of Americana in the American Southwest as a film depicts the collapsing of a ranch family. As the world is changing around them, Hud cocoons himself with women, drink, and and freewhellin antics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Hud' is the story of an embittered, ruthless son (Paul Newman) of cow rancher Homer Bannon (Melvyn Douglas). Determined to take over his father¿s prosperous farm, Hud bides his time with sexual conquests and playing big brother to Lonnie (Brandon DeWilde). Lonnie worships Hud as a god, a rabid fascination that will be irreversible shattered when Hud attempts to rape the ranch¿s cook and housemaid, Alma Brown (Patricia Neal). However, before the disillusionment comes the spoils. The family partake in a county fair in which Hud wins the `greased pig¿ contest. He and Lonnie start a victory fight inside a barroom. Hud takes Alma to the movies. There¿s really nothing extraordinary about the film, and yet it captures, perhaps better than most, the raw emotion of a powerful slice of Americana in the mid-west. However, as the story drags on the tide begins to turn away from Hud¿s favor. Homer becomes ill and unable to tend the far. The cattle contract an infection, forcing the farm hands to exterminate the entire herd. Alma, realizing that Hud is incapable of any sort of compassion or tenderness, abandons him and the farm in search of a new life somewhere else. The transfer is a bit disappointing. Though the picture is free of many age related artifacts and digital artifacts, the overall presentation is somewhat soft, with blooming around the edges that renders parts of the B&W picture in various rainbow hues - even with the color on one's television set turned to zero. Also edge enhancement is sometimes obvious. Finally, the overall presentation tends to be just a little too soft for the vintage of the camera negative. Close ups and medium shots look fairly sharp but long shots become a blurry mess. The gray scale is reasonably balanced, though during scenes shot at night, fine detail tends to get lost in the shadows. The audio is remastered and well balanced. There are NO extras.
Nighthawk More than 1 year ago
Stark and powerful. Like being socked in the jaw by Walker Evans.