The Mule

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"It's what's inside that counts."
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 6.3  (6,841)
  • 57

The Mule is a dark and thrilling crime drama from 2014 that tells the story of a naive young man who gets caught up in a dangerous smuggling operation. Set in the mid-1980s, the movie takes place in Melbourne, Australia, and centers around a character named Ray Jenkins (played by Angus Sampson). Ray is a simple man who works as a mechanic and lives a quiet life with his girlfriend, who is also his boss's daughter. However, things take a drastic turn when Ray is coerced into becoming a drug mule by a group of ruthless criminals.

The gang is led by a menacing figure named Pat Shepherd (played by Hugo Weaving), who uses Ray's unassuming appearance and lack of criminal record to smuggle drugs across the country. Ray is initially hesitant about the job, but he becomes desperate when his girlfriend's father, who is also his boss, threatens to fire him unless he pays off a debt.

As Ray becomes more involved in the operation, he is subjected to brutal interrogation and torture by the police, who are hot on the gang's tail. Meanwhile, Pat becomes increasingly paranoid and unstable, ultimately leading to a violent and explosive showdown with the police.

The Mule is a tense and gripping crime thriller that is anchored by the strong performances of its lead actors. Angus Sampson is particularly impressive as Ray, conveying both his vulnerability and his courage in the face of extreme adversity. Hugo Weaving, meanwhile, is chillingly convincing as the cold and calculating Pat Shepherd.

The movie is also notable for its stylish and atmospheric visuals, which capture the gritty urban landscape of Melbourne and the seedy underworld of the drug trade. Director Tony Mahony and his team of cinematographers, editors, and musicians create a vivid and immersive world that is as disturbing as it is compelling.

Despite its dark subject matter, The Mule is also a surprisingly funny and irreverent movie, with plenty of offbeat humor and quirky characters. Leigh Whannell, who plays one of Pat's henchmen, provides some much-needed comic relief with his deadpan delivery and absurd antics.

Overall, The Mule is an excellent addition to the crime genre, and a must-see for fans of films like Goodfellas and The Departed. It is a thrilling and engaging movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.

The Mule is a 2014 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 57.

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  • Runtime
    1 hr 43 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (6,841)
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