I’ve always enjoyed Clint Eastwood films so when he returned to acting in The Mule (2018) I had to take a look. I wasn’t disappointed either so let’s take a look at the blu-ray which came out at the beginning of June. Here’s The Mule blu-ray review.
- The Mule (2018)
- Genre: Crime Drama
- Directed by Clint Eastwood
- UK Rating 15
- Discs: 1
- Released By Warner Bros
- Blu-ray Released: 3 June 2019
When a horticulturist Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood), who is in his 80’s, finds his business and way of life failing he becomes a drugs mule. Delivering packages across America proves to be a lucrative job and it allows Earl to fund the things that matter to him.
However he is about to become under the scrutiny of DEA agent Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper) who is determined to put an end to the Mexican drug cartel’s operations.
Style / Direction
The films directed by Clint Eastwood whilst the cinematography is handled by Yves Bélanger.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is by Arturo Sandoval.
Acting / Characters
Clint Eastwood plays Earl Stone, a horticulturist in his eighties that changes occupation. Meanwhile Bradley Cooper plays DEA Colin Bates, a man looking to stop the Mexican drug cartel from moving drugs around America via mules.
There are some really great scenes between the two actors. The characters have a mutual respect for each other despite being on opposite sides of the law.
The acting here really is of the highest order.
- Clint Eastwood as Earl Stone
- Bradley Cooper as Colin Bates
- Laurence Fishburne as Carl (DEA Special Agent)
- Michael Peña as Trevino (DEA Agent)
- Dianne Wiest as Mary, Earl’s Ex-wife
- Ignacio Serricchio as Julio
- Andy García as Latón (Cartel Boss)
- Taissa Farmiga as Ginny (Earl’s granddaughter)
- Alison Eastwood as Iris (Earl’s Daughter)
- Richard Herd as Tim Kennedy
Conclusion: The Mule (2018) Film Review
You might be forgiven for thinking The Mule may be a bit of a let down. However Eastwood delivers a truly outstanding acting performance along with a fine piece of filmaking.
The story is a compelling one that see’s an unlikely drugs mule does a lot of good with his ill-gotten gains.
I really can’t stress just how good the film is, I highly recommend giving this one a look as I consider it to be outstanding.
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Conclusion: The Mule Blu-ray Review
Clearly the film is only from 2018 and therefore the picture quality is flawless. That said don’t be tempted to go for the lower resolution DVD, films really do need to be viewed in high definition on that rather large television sitting in your living room.
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Popcorn Cinema Rating: The Mule (2018)
MOVIE RATING: MUST SEE
BLU-RAY RATING: EXCELLENT
POPCORN CINEMA: RECOMMENDED
The Mule (2018) Trailer
For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip not representative of the blu-ray version
That concludes my The Mule blu-ray review. I plan on reviewing a few more Clint Eastwood films towards the end of the year. Check back soon…
Summary: The Mule (2018) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: The Mule (2018)
Movie description: Crime-drama directed by & starring Clint Eastwood
Duration: 116 mins
Director(s): Clint Eastwood
Actor(s): Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest, Ignacio Serricchio, Andy García, Taissa Farmiga, Alison Eastwood
Genre: Crime, Drama
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
Clint’s back and he’s still awesome
- Clint Eastwood
- Great Story/Acting