Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood) is a 90-year old retired veteran who desperately takes on a delivery job to save his failing business. What he thought was a simple job turned out to be a drug run for a Mexican cartel. After becoming successful at it, he comes into the attention of ruthless DEA agent Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper), and that's when the mistakes of his past come back to haunt him. He must now redeem his sins before either the law or the cartel catches up to him. Directed by Clint Eastwood and also stars Laurence Fishburne and Michael Pena.
Main Cast & Crew
Clint Eastwood - Director
Clifton Collins Jr.
"THE MULE has an unexpected emotional kick. Thats because in subject and execution it plays as personal as anything the filmmaker has done." - 12/13/2018 Los Angeles Times
"Eastwood the director cranks up some genuine suspense in the late going..." - 12/12/2018 Hollywood Reporter
"[S]pare, efficient, and morally complicated enough to deliver a satisfying night at the movies." - 12/12/2018 Variety
"[B]ased on the incredible true story of an octogenarian who became an unlikely drug mule, transporting staggering amounts of cocaine for a major Mexican drug cartel. It features an esteemed cast..." - 12/14/2018 RogerEbert.com
"[I]t finds Eastwood performing in two of his most comfortable modes: ambling low-key pulp and quiet regretful elegy. Hes merged these interests plenty of other times, and in some ways, THE MULE represents a late-period version of classic Eastwood..." - 12/12/2018 A.V. Club
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Eastwood makes THE MULE feel real and lived-in. Like Earl, he takes the time to look and learn from the world around him." - 12/13/2018 Rolling Stone
3 stars out of 5 -- "Seeing Eastwood at his most charming and good-natured is always enjoyable." - 01/23/2019 Empire