The Mule


The Mule (2018)


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Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he's just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well -- so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn't the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl's past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it's uncertain if he'll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel's enforcers, catch up to him.


Laurence Fishburne
as DEA Special Agent
Michael Peña
as Enforcer
Ignacio Serricchio
as Cartel Handler
Loren Dean
as DEA Agent Brown
Ashani Roberts
as Pretty Nurse
Devon Ogden
as Pretty Woman
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All Critics (32) | Top Critics (16)

Because the movie never builds to something greater than its parts, Eastwood ends up blowing raspberries and floundering for meaning in a void.

December 13, 2018 | Full Review…

A man's restless quest for meaning and connection in an increasingly illogical and divided America.

December 13, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

For one thing, though the feeling sneaks up on you, "The Mule" has an unexpected emotional kick.

December 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Both tender apologia and vigorous justification, Clint Eastwood's "The Mule" is a deeply, fascinatingly personal meditation from the 88-year-old director who, like his aged drug mule protagonist, has spent a long time on the road.

December 13, 2018 | Full Review…

The embarrassing drama - offensive, clunky, poorly written - sullies Eastwood's storied legacy, and makes great actors such as Bradley Cooper and Dianne Wiest come off like amateurs.

December 13, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The storytelling - and Eastwood's own mulish, nostalgic longing for an America of, by and for guys who look like Clint Eastwood - turns terrific raw material into what feels like one fib, duck and dodge after another.

December 13, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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