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The Mule Reviews

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April 15, 2019
Eastwood, who began 2018 by directing the worst film of the year (The 15:17 to Paris), ended it with this solid effort that better represents his talents and his strengths.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 4, 2019
While it might not be his deepest or most substantive work, the film is nevertheless very entertaining, and it offers Eastwood one of his most captivating roles as an actor in a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 29, 2019
Dianne Wiest's performance as Earl's ex-wife is repetitive and "acted," in the typical male-female dichotomy of Eastwood movies.
March 15, 2019
Eastwood in a farewell that is, at the same time, a beautiful and cruel reunion. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 11, 2019
Avoids... any concession to cheap sentimentality, despite the fact that the story has many dramatic ingredients. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 10, 2019
It does lack the necessary strength for the most dramatic moments to hit the target, but that does not mean they do not work. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 10, 2019
The Mule puts the final shot to the mythology and mythological trajectory of Eastwood in the western. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 8, 2019
Eastwood won't be remembered for The Mule. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 7, 2019
[The Mule] contains several layers of depth. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 28, 2019
It's a sweet story, knuckle-headed at times, even detrimentally unexamined, but admirably simple all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 24, 2019
The Mule is too simple in places but it's still a likeable crowd pleaser that showcases a great true story.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 12, 2019
The Mule isn't the best film to close out Eastwood's filmography, but you shouldn't miss it. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 10, 2019
Clint Eastwood, eighty-eight, has nothing to prove and should gracefully retire. His refusal as an actor and director to adapt to modern times is damaging his once meaningful brand.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 8, 2019
The economy and efficiency of Eastwood's direction only seems to improve. The Mule moves at a breezy, unforced clip, with Eastwood effortlessly switching from personal-drama mode to action-thriller mode.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2019
The Mule's greatest flaws are its expectedly racist and sexist undertones, but Clint Eastwood's latest directorial effort is also just extremely boring.
February 5, 2019
The Mule is a sentimental look at an unsuspecting criminal, driven by Eastwood's sly direction and performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 1, 2019
It's a good part for Eastwood...a window into our past...
January 31, 2019
[Clint Eastwood's] undeniable charisma anchors the film, despite its many inconsistencies and lack of drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 29, 2019
Welcome to Peak Apologetics for the Bull[crap] of White Men, replete with many appalling messages about their endless entitlement to redemption and forgiveness. And as a bonus, it's racist and sexist.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
January 29, 2019
I was entertained up to a point.
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