Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Starring Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Dianne Wiest, Michael Peña, Laurence Fishburne, Taissa Farmiga, Alison Eastwood and Andy Garcia.
A 90-year-old war veteran struggling for cash after the collapse of his flower business is enticed into running drugs by a Mexican cartel.
Clint Eastwood is still everyone’s favourite slightly problematic old dude. He’s an all-time legend of the movies and so he’s able to get away with being a little nutty and conservative. It’s into that landscape that his new movie, The Mule arrives – his first on-screen role since Trouble With the Curve back in 2012. With Eastwood sparkling and grouching his way through the story of a nonagenarian horticulturalist who becomes a drug runner for a Mexican cartel, this is definitely going to be your grandfather’s new favourite film. It’s Narcos with a bus pass.
All of that sounds like criticism,