The Mule
2018
**½
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest, Andy García

Earl Stone has spent his life working at the expense of his family. When Internet destroys his flower business, this 80-something becomes a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. Calling a story about a old man who has nothing to lose a drama is a stretch, but this is a likeable but forgettable (road) movie. The 88-year-old Clint Eastwood is the star here. Everyone seems to like the chatty and affable Earl, no matter how grumpy, insufferable or racist he is. Earl is a believable hero, but many of the supporting characters are poorly or barely written. Based on The New York Times article The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year-Old Drug Mule by Sam Dolnick.