The Mule

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  116 min.
In theatres: December 14, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.91
based on 410 votes and 147 reviews
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Cast: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest, Andy Garcia, Alison Eastwood, Taissa Farmiga


Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood) knows he's been a terrible husband and father to his ex-wife Mary (Dianne Wiest) and his daughter, Iris (Alison Eastwood). Now in his 80s, he's facing foreclosure of his business. When he's offered a job that just requires some driving, Earl jumps at the chance, but what he doesn't know at first is that he'll be transporting drugs for a Mexican cartel.

He does so well that he's asked to do more and more runs, with increased loads of cargo. But he eventually attracts the attention of a DEA agent named Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper). As Earl struggles with his past mistakes, and the law and the cartel's enforcers begin to catch up to him, he wonders if he’ll have time to right those wrongs.

Based on The New York Times investigative article "The Sinaloa Cartel's 90-Year-Old Drug Mule" written by Sam Dolnick.

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Bradley Thomas, Tim Moore, Clint Eastwood, Dan Friedkin, Kristina Rivera, Jessica Meier
Screenplay: Nick Schenk

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  • 2 stars "Compare this to Gran Torino, which is a thoughtful suspenseful truly great performance, this one was mailed in."
  • 4 stars "I love Clint & didn’t want 2 miss his last film. He is a great actor & director. It was a good movie, we both liked it."
  • 1 star "clint is pushing 90....time to retire already....."