Clint Eastwood’s old dog learns some new tricks

Clint Eastwood's old dog learns some new tricks

Dir: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Dianne Wiest, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Alison Eastwood, Andy Garcia, Taissa Farmiga, Jill Flint. 15 cert, 117 mins

Clint Eastwood has directed plenty of other people lately, but not himself since Gran Torino, 2008’s angry-grandpa revenge drama, after which a breather from all the get-off-my-lawn fulminating was probably a good idea. Authored by the same screenwriter, Eastwood discovery Nick Schenk, The Mule is a more casual piece of work, but you wouldn’t call it idle: it’s one of those star vehicles that’s simply content to pick its own pace, and here there’s never much risk of it suddenly breaking the speed limit.

As it happens,…

Source link