MayaDeren_fan’s review published on Letterboxd:
What's most impressive about The Mule is how a 88 year old can direct, produce, and star in a 2 hour film and make it wildly entertaining. Think about it: when Clint Eastwood was born, FW Murnau was still alive, the pre-code era was just kicking into gear... fascinating.
This is quality cinematic content, not in a masterpiece context, but as a casual mainstream popcorn context. It's simple and direct, Eastwood does his best to show that old-people are out of touch. Yada yada yada, good flick to watch with my Eastwood-loving parents. That is all.