The Mule


2018

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.

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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 (42) | Top Critics (20)

There's an interesting movie, or five movies, stashed away somewhere in The Mule. Good luck to those hoping to sniff it out.

December 14, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's the detours on Eastwood's road movie- the stops along the way that show an old man dealing with the dim possibilities of change near the end of his life - that reveal this drug-mule-in-winter drama as a deeply personal reckoning.

December 13, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

December 13, 2018 | Full Review…
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An entertaining enough offbeat crime comedy/drama featuring an amazing cast - led by the grizzled, shuffling, mumbling, wisecracking old dog playing the lead.

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

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…

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