Broke, alone and facing foreclosure on his business, 90-year-old horticulturist Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood) takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel.
His immediate success leads to easy money and a larger shipment that soon draws the attention of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper!).
When Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on his conscience, he must decide whether to right those wrongs before law enforcement and cartel thugs catch up to him.
Very well made and good paced film, written and directed by Clint Eastwood himself and based on true events.
The Mule thrives in teasing ambiguity… For decades now, Eastwood has been one of the great interrogators of American social mores.