MovieChat Forums > The Mule (2018) Discussion > New York Times review

Metascore is 60, ranging from 25 to 83. NYT is halfway at 50.

https://www.metacritic.com/movie/the-mule-2018/critic-reviews

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The imdb reviews are great, comparing it with Gran Torino. Problem with imdb is that many companies hire fake reviewers, but I can't imagine Clint hiring fake reviewers there. I think they're real.

Mainstream critics, on the contrary, are far less trustworthy. Nowadays it's all about politics, and Eastwood is not politically correct enough for them.

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Exactly. I read a review that raved about the movie and said it would be a great swan song, if it turns out to be that. But Eastwood is never going to be forgiven by the Hollywood crowd for his dialogue (soliloquy) with the empty chair.

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I'm a very liberal guy and I don't give a sht if Clint is on the opposite end of the spectrum. He's a legend. Maybe only the Hollywood liberals don't like him for that chair speech.

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Bravo!

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I saw it. It was good. Eastwood as director movies are 50/50 with me. Some I hate, some I love. He has a tendency to stray from his plot to address pet ideas or jam a scene he obviously thinks is cool into a movie regardless if it fits smoothly or not. This one is no exception. But still, it is enjoyable. 7/10

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It was very good: 8/10.

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