The Mule Reviews

  • Apr 19, 2021

    Excellent! No nonsense movie around an uncomplicated story with some human personable characters. Zero attention to identity politics, just some folks acting as they would. People complaining about the main character not speaking the language of the woke in his 90's shows how ingrained in their own narrative some viewers are. Having said that, if you fancy watching a fast paced action movie, this ain't -

    Excellent! No nonsense movie around an uncomplicated story with some human personable characters. Zero attention to identity politics, just some folks acting as they would. People complaining about the main character not speaking the language of the woke in his 90's shows how ingrained in their own narrative some viewers are. Having said that, if you fancy watching a fast paced action movie, this ain't -

  • Apr 05, 2021

    Nicely done, sentimental in a Clint Eastwood kind of way - concise and never gratuitous. It gracefully works - the message - if there is one - is unclear but the story unfolds in ways that make you curious to stay with it till the end. Feels a bit like a farewell to acting by Clint, in a measured performance and some character traits that remind you of Grand Torino (Elderly man, war vet up against gangs)

    Nicely done, sentimental in a Clint Eastwood kind of way - concise and never gratuitous. It gracefully works - the message - if there is one - is unclear but the story unfolds in ways that make you curious to stay with it till the end. Feels a bit like a farewell to acting by Clint, in a measured performance and some character traits that remind you of Grand Torino (Elderly man, war vet up against gangs)

  • Apr 03, 2021

    The film was a good watch if your looking for action don't watch it but if your looking for an interesting film with the odd bit of comedy this is the film for you

    The film was a good watch if your looking for action don't watch it but if your looking for an interesting film with the odd bit of comedy this is the film for you

  • Mar 23, 2021

    After his plant business shuts down because not being able to adapt with modern technology, an old-timer has time to reflect on the reality of what he's done to his family over the years. Being slightly ignorant to the world around him he finds himself unknowingly running drugs for a Mexican Cartel making big money at seemingly low risk, all he has to do is what he likes doing - drive the highways. Eastwood knows how to pick the right films for his age and attitude, under the character's old exterior you still see traits of old school, tough behavior, yet he is actually a very kind man. You see this when he's surprised that African American's aren't called negros anymore, and his willingness to learn the basics of a mobile phone, to the sacrifice he makes at the end to be with his family.

    After his plant business shuts down because not being able to adapt with modern technology, an old-timer has time to reflect on the reality of what he's done to his family over the years. Being slightly ignorant to the world around him he finds himself unknowingly running drugs for a Mexican Cartel making big money at seemingly low risk, all he has to do is what he likes doing - drive the highways. Eastwood knows how to pick the right films for his age and attitude, under the character's old exterior you still see traits of old school, tough behavior, yet he is actually a very kind man. You see this when he's surprised that African American's aren't called negros anymore, and his willingness to learn the basics of a mobile phone, to the sacrifice he makes at the end to be with his family.

  • Mar 20, 2021

    Wonderful movie! it is hard to give any movie a perfect score, but it is another great Clint Eastwood movie. A 6.6/10 for this movie by audience was way off. I really liked!

    Wonderful movie! it is hard to give any movie a perfect score, but it is another great Clint Eastwood movie. A 6.6/10 for this movie by audience was way off. I really liked!

  • Mar 12, 2021

    Well-made rendition of a true crime story has its suspenseful moments, but is mainly told in an easy-going manner, suitable to the protagonist's and Eastwood's age.

    Well-made rendition of a true crime story has its suspenseful moments, but is mainly told in an easy-going manner, suitable to the protagonist's and Eastwood's age.

  • Mar 08, 2021

    The Mule is directed by Clint Eastwood, but is a collaborative production. Eastwood is one of twelve people given 'producer' credit. Clint is an old guy who needs money and decides to make a drug run for the local cartel. He keeps doing it because he likes the job. Good enough story line, but there are some flaws. Most noticeable is the screen writer's poor character development of the supporting roles; too broad and too thin. The movie comes off a little flat. I looked carefully, but couldn't find a reason to give this film any more than 2 stars. In making The Mule, an excellent opportunity provided by an interesting premise was missed.

    The Mule is directed by Clint Eastwood, but is a collaborative production. Eastwood is one of twelve people given 'producer' credit. Clint is an old guy who needs money and decides to make a drug run for the local cartel. He keeps doing it because he likes the job. Good enough story line, but there are some flaws. Most noticeable is the screen writer's poor character development of the supporting roles; too broad and too thin. The movie comes off a little flat. I looked carefully, but couldn't find a reason to give this film any more than 2 stars. In making The Mule, an excellent opportunity provided by an interesting premise was missed.

  • Mar 06, 2021

    Eastwood still going at 90!! You still have it. What a sad movie. Sad what he did to his life and sad how he tried to repair it. Taisa F. I am sorry you're only there on your older sister. Alison why didn't you ever do more and Dianne W. you still have it.

    Eastwood still going at 90!! You still have it. What a sad movie. Sad what he did to his life and sad how he tried to repair it. Taisa F. I am sorry you're only there on your older sister. Alison why didn't you ever do more and Dianne W. you still have it.

  • Mar 02, 2021

    Eastood has directed a number of excellent movies but this is a rare misfire. There are some interesting moments but as a whole it's honestly rather boring. The plot and narrative are flawed as the movie tries to pass off a story involving cartels, drug running and prostitution as playful and nice when in reality this would be a far more violent, dark and sinister world.

    Eastood has directed a number of excellent movies but this is a rare misfire. There are some interesting moments but as a whole it's honestly rather boring. The plot and narrative are flawed as the movie tries to pass off a story involving cartels, drug running and prostitution as playful and nice when in reality this would be a far more violent, dark and sinister world.

  • Feb 25, 2021

    Phenomenal, captivating, and one of his absolute best

    Phenomenal, captivating, and one of his absolute best