The Mule

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Certificate: 15
Length: 132 mins
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne

Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood) is facing bankruptcy. When he’s asked to drive duffel bags across the Mexican border, he feels he has no choice but to accept. DEA agent Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper, teaming again with Eastwood after his Oscar-nominated turn in American Sniper) is baffled as to how the cartels are smuggling drugs, never guessing that the elderly horticulturalist is carrying shipments under his nose.

Nearing 90 himself, Eastwood retains his firm hand on a gripping narrative behind the camera, and an intelligence of performance in front of it. Inspired by a true story, he once again asks searching questions of modern America in this elegantly shot slow-burn thriller.

” Seeing Eastwood at his most charming and good-natured is always enjoyable” ★★★ – Empire Online

“It’s rare for a film about a Mexican drug cartel and the impossibility of the American Dream to be either disarming or funny, but Clint Eastwood has blessedly delivered one that is consistently both.” – BFI

“This isn’t the role that will earn Eastwood a legion of new fans, but it’s almost sure to delight those who appreciate him already.” – Variety