The Mule

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"Nobody Runs Forever"
  • R
  • 2018
  • 1 hr 56 min
  • 7.0  (151,325)
  • 58

The Mule is a 2018 American crime drama film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. In one of his most compelling late-career roles, Eastwood plays Earl Stone, a horticulturist and Korean War veteran struggling to keep his flower business afloat in the age of the internet. Deeply estranged from his family, Earl ignores the pleas of his ex-wife Mary (Dianne Wiest) and daughter Iris (Alison Eastwood) to attend the wedding of his granddaughter. When his business collapses, Earl becomes desperate and isolated, until he is approached by a Mexican drug cartel to transport cocaine hidden in his truck.

Lured by the promise of cash, Earl begins running drugs across the country for the cartel. As his runs become more frequent, the cartel is impressed with the reliability of Eastwood's character and dubs him "El Mule" or "The Mule." While Earl finds renewed purpose in the job, his family continues to suffer from his emotional distance. FBI agents led by Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper) begin tracking down the mysterious mule making these runs.

As Earl attempts to reconcile with his family and evade the law, he reflects on the mistakes of his past and questions the true cost of his actions. Shot in a classic Eastwood style with slow pans of the American landscape, the film explores themes of regret, redemption, and the universal desire for purpose and human connection.

With strong supporting performances from actors like Michael Peï¿1⁄2a, Taissa Farmiga, Ignacio Serricchio and Eugene Cordero, The Mule represents another late career triumph for Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood. At age 88, Eastwood delivers a nuanced portrayal of a man wrestling with his legacy and mortality. The film grossed over $174 million at the box office, proving the enduring appeal of Eastwood as both actor and director.

The Mule is an intimate crime drama and an insightful character study. By focusing on the quiet desperation of a man driven to extremes, Eastwood crafts a meditation on family, identity and the true cost of our choices. With richly drawn characters and Eastwood's trademark style behind the camera, The Mule stands as a poignant drama about struggle, regret and the human need for connection.

The Mule is a 2018 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 56 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 58.

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    7.0  (151,325)
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