I have to say that I find Clint Eastwood movies to be generally pretty good. But it's not universal by any means. This film, The Mule, was definitely one of his weaker adventures. I guess I'm just tired of movies in which the protagonist just ambles along making decisions with out any real thought. Just kind of off hand. "Oh you want me to drive some drugs across the country? Well, I've never had a ticket! OK sounds good to me" La de da!
And then let's do it again, and again! Combine this with an ex-wife and a daughter, and you got yourself a movie. 2 paws.