The Mule

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Eastwood's mature drug-mule drama boasts expert filmmaking.

R 2018 116 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 4 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Gross Porn

Do we really need more porn in movies? As if the old man had no better content to put in this movie so he objectifies a lot of women. Shocking how much inappropriate and gratuitous sexual content and nudity was in this film! I dont recommend this for any age group.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 18+

Straight up nasty

It’s full of bare butts and bikini shots and nudity , which has NOTHING to do with the plot , it’s pointless but it’s in there , it may have been a hit if they hadn’t added so many gross scenes and had replaced those scenes with actual scenes that made sense and went along with the movie instead of trying to appeal to teenage boys and men, so if you don’t want your kid or hubby to see tits and butt for an hour and a half then this movie definitely isn’t for you

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

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