The Mule: Progressive Critics Misrepresent Clint Eastwood's Ethos
This is a review, plus criticism of "professional" reviews. The Mule has an appalling metascore of 58. Apparently only lefty directors are allowed to portray racism.
While The Mule has accrued much praise, many critics can’t get over what they see as an overt middle finger to them personally that they see in his work (See: Birth Movies Death, York Dispatch, Hiplatina) Other progressive critics have criticized the film for not going all the way on what could be a larger critique of capitalism and greed (See: NYT).