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The Mule numet.ro/mule  5290

Release date: Fri 18 Jan 2019
Running time:116 (1h56’)
Age restriction:16 D L P S V


A 90-year-old horticulturist and WWII veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel.

FPB Classification

Title Detail : THE MULE
FILM TITLE: THE MULE
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 16 D L P S V
DISTRIBUTOR: EMPIRE ENTERTAINMENT
DIRECTOR: CLINT EASTWOOD
MAIN CAST: CLINT EASTWOOD, BRADLEY COOPER, MICHAEL PENA
LANGUAGE: Frequent and strong in impact language is consistent throughout. It is partly the contect of the mafia bosses, drug cartel lifestyle, and used in a demeaning manner. It is also used as a manner of speech with no consequences. This is not suitable for children who may feel that it is a glorifed way of speech and try to emulate it.
NUDITY: Infrequent and Low impact Nudity is recognised and noted in this production. It is isolated and linked to the SRA consumer element and therefore not acceptable for younger children as it may pre-expose them to adult sexually related activities.
PREJUDICE: Fairly Frequent and Moderate in impact. Prejudice is shown in white and black realities with certain terminology used. It is treated sensitively; it is seen in class distinction with corrupt and abusive people in power treating those underneath them with impunity; and it is shown with ageist realities, how the elders are treated in society by some. This is not suitable for children who may try to emulate it as these qualities are not appropriate in a tolerant society.
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: Fairly Frequent and Moderate Violence is treated sensitively and is necessary for plot and character develpment withint the cartel gang genre. This production does not overload Violence, the action is more character driven, but it is nevertheless not suitable for younger children as there is blood-letting and abuse and they might find it disturbing, distressing and inappropriate for them.
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: The Mule is a story performed and directed by Clint Eastwood. He plays an elderly gentleman who is a flower farmer and a dreamer, who has fallen out of favour with his family for concentrating too much on his work and not being available for his daughter's wedding, graduation, and key events in her life as well as that of his wife. They all think of him as a loser. The mule then interprets this as not having enough money and he becomes a drug mule for a cartel operation with brutal cartel bosses. Needless to say that this film involves gang violence, mafia bosses, a dysfunctional family, disgruntled ex-spouses, but depicted in a sensitive, colourful, interesting way which is specific to Clint Eastwood's style of direction. This has a Moderate impact with some elements having a strong impact and is not suitable for children who are impressionable and might see some of these elements as being 'cool' or elements that they might wish to try and emulate.