The Mule (2018)

"Nobody Runs Forever"Movie
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The Mule
R 1 hr 56 minDec 10th, 2018Crime, Drama
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Earl Stone, a man in his eighties, 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 so well that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates.

The Mule Review

A lot of aging actors try to persist with or recapture their youth, but Clint Eastwood isn't one of them.

The actor-director's "Unforgiven" reflected on and eulogized a bygone way of life, era and genre 26 years ago, and his films since then have increasingly embraced both his own advancing years and the sometimes questionable perspectives of a generation that is quite literally dying out. In "Gran Torino," his most famous line of dialogue was "get off my lawn." So it comes as little surprise that his first acting role in six years is playing a man bemusedly detached from modernity and oblivious to political correctness except where he believes it can help him personally.

Movie Details

Theatrical Release:December 14th, 2018
On DVD & Blu-ray:April 2nd, 2019 - Buy DVD
Movie Budget:$50,000,000
Movie Box Office Gross:$174,800,000 (Worldwide)
Original Language:English
Executive Producers:Todd Hoffman, Aaron L. Gilbert, Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad
Production Companies:Imperative Entertainment, Bron Studios, Malpaso Productions, Warner Bros. Pictures, Creative Wealth Media Finance