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The Mule

The Mule

Nobody Runs Forever.
I feel lucky today ...
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An 88-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran is facing financial ruin and is also estranged from his family. Desperate for money, he becomes a “mule” transporting cocaine from El Paso to Chicago. He tries to do good with his ill gotten money, renovating his VFW Post and paying for his grand-daughter’s wedding. He manages to make peace with his ex-wife before her death, but the DEA and the drug cartel are closing in on him...

116 minutes, No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence, Prejudice, Drug abuse)
Crime, Detective/Mystery, Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Taissa Farmiga, Alison Eastwood, Michael Peña, Andy Garcia, Laurence Fishburne
Director
Clint Eastwood
ScreenplayNick Schenk, from the article by Sam Dolnick
MusicArturo Sandoval
CinematographyYves Bélanger
EditingJoel Cox
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2018
Produced byWarner Bros., Imperative Entertainment, Bron Creative, The Malpaso Company, BRON Studios

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageFrequent and strong in impact language is consistent throughout. It is partly the contect of the mafia bosses, drug cartel lifestyle, and used in a demeaning manner. It is also used as a manner of speech with no consequences. This is not suitable for children who may feel that it is a glorifed way of speech and try to emulate it.
NudityInfrequent and Low impact Nudity is recognised and noted in this production. It is isolated and linked to the SRA consumer element and therefore not acceptable for younger children as it may pre-expose them to adult sexually related activities.
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceFairly Frequent and Moderate Violence is treated sensitively and is necessary for plot and character develpment withint the cartel gang genre. This production does not overload Violence, the action is more character driven, but it is nevertheless not suitable for younger children as there is blood-letting and abuse and they might find it disturbing, distressing and inappropriate for them.
PrejudiceFairly Frequent and Moderate in impact. Prejudice is shown in white and black realities with certain terminology used. It is treated sensitively; it is seen in class distinction with corrupt and abusive people in power treating those underneath them with impunity; and it is shown with ageist realities, how the elders are treated in society by some. This is not suitable for children who may try to emulate it as these qualities are not appropriate in a tolerant society.
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsNeedless to say that this film involves gang violence, mafia bosses, a dysfunctional family, disgruntled ex-spouses, but depicted in a sensitive, colourful, interesting way which is specific to Clint Eastwood's style of direction. This has a Moderate impact with some elements having a strong impact and is not suitable for children who are impressionable and might see some of these elements as being 'cool' or elements that they might wish to try and emulate.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
What the Critics say
Cape Argus/The StarOrielle Berry quote icon 10
Die BurgerKarla Janse van Vuuren quote icon 10
24.comAssociated Press quote icon 10
ScreenIt (USA)Jim Judy quote icon 8
Metacritic.com33 critics12
RottenTomatoes.com92 critics12
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 13
Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics 12
CommonSenseMedia (USA)Jeffrey M. Anderson quote icon 15
What the People say
Metacritic.com26 users15
RottenTomatoes.com1179 users13
IMDB4356 Netizens14
The Movie DBCommunity14
Average .. 61%12


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