Directed by Tony Mahony
In 1983, a naive man is detained by Australian Federal Police with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach. After being apprehended, ‘The Mule’ makes a desperate choice... to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence – literally.
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★★★★ review by Dawson Joyce on Letterboxd
A brilliantly disgusting, pitch-black comic thriller, The Mule is grotesquely dark throughout but that never takes away from how thoroughly enjoyable and even hilarious it is, especially thanks to its offbeat premise and fantastic performances.
★★★★½ review by Sarah Collins on Letterboxd
Such a bizarre movie that it turned out to be so good, it was original and something I hadn't seen before, Australia seem to be getting more surprising with movies that come out of that country. I think the cast was stellar and it was great Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson could come together again. A great and surprising ending.
★★★★ review by Michael Levi on Letterboxd
"Clean yourself up you filthy animal"
The Mule is a completely original Australian film that doesn't always take the comedic route you originally thought it would. It ends up coming off as a mob film by the end of it. This film includes one scene that i'll definitely remember for some time as it was quite the gross out. Recommended if you have the stomach for it.
★★★★½ review by doomcreep on Letterboxd
Coincidentally, I had really bad gas while watching this (taquitos for breakfast), not knowing much at all of what the film was about. Needless to say, The Mule's content, working in tandem with my stench, had me feeling nauseated throughout the majority of its runtime.
Apart from that, this movie rules.
★★★½ review by WashyBanjo on Letterboxd
Cool poster and premise, but for a movie that's only 100 minutes long it did drag a bit. Going into this blind I was expecting a completely different kind of movie. Had some straight up nasty moments. It definitely isn't a popcorn movie and I wouldn't recommend eating Taco Bell or Chinese food before watching this one.
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