The Mule

Release Date: December 14th, 2018

DVD Release Date: April 2nd, 2019

R |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

Broke, alone and facing foreclosure on his business, 90-year-old horticulturist Earl Stone takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. His immediate success leads to easy money and a larger shipment that soon draws the attention of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. When Earl's past mistakes start to weigh heavily on his conscience, he must decide whether to right those wrongs before law enforcement and cartel thugs catch up to him.

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest, Andy Garcia, Alison Eastwood, Taissa Farmiga

Director: Clint Eastwood

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Malpaso Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: House, Police officer, Brooding, Fall, Office, Rivalry, Escape, 2010s, Tense, Suspenseful

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Less cranky and inciting than Gran Torino but persuasively expressive in conveying an old man's regrets along with his desire to improve himself even in late age, The Mule shows that Eastwood's still got it, both as a director and actor. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The Mule is based on a true story, and a good one, but it’s weakened by a mediocre script. show more

  • 70
    Keith PhippsSlate

    As grim as the above might sound, it’s also a spry, funny, moving film that never heads in the direction in which it looks like it’s about to head, kind of like its protagonist. show more

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