Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

Two Mules for Sister Sara




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Movie Info

In this comedy, Sara is a hooker who poses as a nun. Stripped by bandits, heroic gunman Hogan rescues her. Hogan stoically protects her as the unlikely duo make their way through dangerous territory. Comedy ensues when the two share the same horse and some embarrassing situations.

Rating: PG
Genre: Western, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Albert Maltz, Budd Boetticher
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 6, 2003
Universal Studios


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Critic Reviews for Two Mules for Sister Sara

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | May 29, 2008
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Plenty of drinking, flirtations, and short tempers are shared, and while the movie doesn't offer an overwhelming sense of conflict, sly personalities and chewy western traditions are big enough to capture attention.

Full Review… | April 5, 2014

OK Eastwood, but MacLaine as bawdy nun is more than a bit too over.

April 20, 2007

Audience Reviews for Two Mules for Sister Sara

An awesome western comedy from Clint Eastwood. For most of the time he is his usual self with his laconic dialogues and his signature snarl. But this time there is a more comic appeal to it, one of the most hilarious scene would be when he keeeps missing his target, looking somewhat stupid and confused, then turns around and asks Sister Sara, "Errr...Can you shoot?"

Sajin P A

Super Reviewer

A film that carries so much promise, but falls way short. Eastwood could've been worse as drifter Hogan, but I did not enjoy MacLaine's presence onscreen. It's a lackluster film in terms of entertainment and dialogue, but the first scene and climax are big thrills. Who would've guessed, both the the scenes I'm referring to include Eastwood doing work with his pistol.

Kase Vollebregt
Kase Vollebregt

Super Reviewer


A mildly entertaining Western with some funny moments. The problem, however, is one illogical twist that takes place during the third act, something that makes not much sense and unfortunately ruins the internal coherence of the story.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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