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The Mule Reviews

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October 25, 2019
Not unwatchable by any stretch, but could have been so much better in the hands of another filmmaker.
September 12, 2019
I think that there's a sweetness to some of the film... There is a certain self-criticism built into the role as it goes along.
August 17, 2019
Despite a few hiccups in the pacing, The Mule gallops quite gracefully.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
July 6, 2019
In this incredible-but-true tale, Clint Eastwood stars as a 90-year-old horticulturalist and deadbeat dad unwittingly recruited as a drug mule for a Mexican cartel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 5, 2019
While it does fall into stereotype and is self-indulgent at times (there are two threesome scenes), it's agreeable and earnest throughout, as well as compelling in key moments.
June 3, 2019
[Eastwood has] made a career out of deconstructing American myth-making, and here he's not only subverting very idea of the American dream itself, but his own cinematic style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 15, 2019
A terrible portrait of redemption by a director that seems to have lost everything that made him a golden choice decades ago. [Full review in Spanish].
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 3, 2019
So little ultimate freshness presented here that it's difficult to muster much enthusiasm, especially for a film from someone as prolific as [Clint] Eastwood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
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