7.1/10
60,206
515 user 220 critic

The Mule (2018)

Trailer
2:25 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $5.99 on Prime Video

A 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran turns drug mule for a Mexican cartel.

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Sam Dolnick (inspired by the New York Times Magazine Article "The Sinaloa Cartel's 90-Year Old Drug Mule" by), Nick Schenk
Reviews
Popularity
102 ( 3)

Clint Eastwood: Actor, Director ... Master Impressionist?

Clint Eastwood does it all in The Mule ... including keeping his cast rolling with a killer impression of a classic cartoon character. And yes, we have proof.

Watch our interview

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Green Book (2018)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

Director: Peter Farrelly
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Vice I (2018)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Director: Adam McKay
Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell
Cold Pursuit (2019)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A grieving snowplow driver seeks out revenge against the drug dealers who killed his son. Based on the 2014 Norwegian film 'In Order of Disappearance'.

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Stars: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Micheál Richardson
Glass (2019)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson
The Upside (2017)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.

Director: Neil Burger
Stars: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Director: Bradley Cooper
Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A pair of Texas Rangers come out of retirement to catch the infamous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde.

Director: John Lee Hancock
Stars: Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

Director: Bryan Singer
Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee
Gran Torino (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Loyalties are tested when five former special forces operatives reunite to steal a drug lord's fortune, unleashing a chain of unintended consequences.

Director: J.C. Chandor
Stars: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam
Aquaman (2018)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.

Director: James Wan
Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe
Arctic (2018)
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A man stranded in the Arctic after a plane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown.

Director: Joe Penna
Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir, Tintrinai Thikhasuk
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Eastwood ... Earl Stone
Patrick L. Reyes ... Farmhand #3
Cesar De León ... Jose
Gustavo Muñoz ... Farmhand #2
Jackie Prucha ... Helen
Richard Herd ... Tim Kennedy
Adam Drescher ... Computer Daylily Guy
Christi McClintock ... Daylily Fan
Keith Flippen ... MC
Alison Eastwood ... Iris
Kinsley Isla Dillon ... Younger Ginny
Dianne Wiest ... Mary
Joe Knezevich ... Dave
Megan Leahy ... Bartender
Taissa Farmiga ... Ginny
Edit

Storyline

Clint Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he's just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well, so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn't the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl's past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it's uncertain if he'll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel's enforcers, catch up to him."

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Nobody Runs Forever See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

14 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mule See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,509,431, 16 December 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$103,804,407, 14 March 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$171,304,407, 14 March 2019
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (7.1 surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was director Clint Eastwood's second collaboration with Laurence Fishburne. Eastwood previously directed Fishburne in Mystic River (2003). See more »

Goofs

When the leader of the cartel is first shown shooting skeet, his second shot goes off before the barrel moves to the left. See more »

Quotes

Earl Stone: [walking up to him] What? I thought you were dead. No such luck, I guess.
Tim Kennedy: Let me tell you something. Did anyone ever tell you you're a bit of an asshole, Earl?
Earl Stone: All the time. Even in Spanish. All the time.
See more »

Connections

References A Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Moody's Mood for Love
Written by Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh and James Moody
Performed by King Pleasure
Courtesy of Concord Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Clint Eastwood shines in what might be his final acting role!
29 December 2018 | by b_kiteSee all my reviews

Without a doubt weather you love him or hate him Clint Eastwood is definitely one of the most iconic figures in movie cinema. Eastwood's ability to keep directing movies at near 90 years of age is just astonishing to me. While he's definitely slowed down his acting in the last decade (I figured Gran Torino would have been his sawn song) he actually managed to put out a baseball movie and now The Mule the true story of a 90 year old man who became the Mexican drug cartals best carrier. While critics have been rather skeptical towards the movie anyone who knows Eastwood can relate to the movie itself, the main story here is that Eastwood's character has never really been there for his family, which in turn has turned his ex wife and daughter against him. When one thinks it makes you wonder if this isn't a real play on Eastwood's real life. After all the man fathered at least 8 known children from 6 different women. I won't ramble on, but, there's enough comedic moments here to level out the dramatic moments. It's a role I believe Eastwood turned into a play on his actual life in some instances and if this is his swan song in acting then what a way to go.


123 of 151 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 515 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed