Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)




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Sara (Shirley MacLaine) is the hooker who poses as a nun in this tepid comedy. Stripped by bandits, Hogan (Clint Eastwood) is the heroic gunman who rescues her and is recruited to see her safely through the desert. Foremost on her mind is the protection of a gold cross coveted by villains. 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. Hogan seems to be the only one who does not know Sara is not really a nun. Initially given an M rating, the easily passed as a family film not long after the initial release.
Classics , Comedy , Western
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Manolo Fabregas
as Colonel Beltran
Alberto Morin
as General LeClaire
Armando Silvestre
as 1st American
John Kelly
as 2nd American
Enrique Lucero
as 3rd American
Ada Carrasco
as Juan's Mother
Pancho Cordova
as Juan's Father
Pancho Cordoba
as Juan's father
Jose Chavez
as Horacio
Rosa Furman
as Sara's
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Critic Reviews for Two Mules for Sister Sara

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

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 4, 2014

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

April 20, 2007

Not Clint's best, but a fairly unique and entertaining western.

September 25, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

A vital component of the Siegel-Eastwood connection.

August 14, 2003

It's all predictable and formulaic; it could have used a big time rewrite.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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July 17, 2005

Audience Reviews for Two Mules for Sister Sara


A mildly entertaining Western with funny moments, but the movie's problem lies in a frustrating, illogical revelation that takes place during the third act, something that doesn't make much sense and unfortunately ruins the entire coherence of the story.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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
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

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