The Mule 4.0 stars

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Synopsis

Ten lean years following a Gold Medal win for his green thumb, and 87-year-old horticulturist Earl (Clint Eastwood) was no longer capable of popping for a round of drinks on the house. If the amount of emotional damage he’d already inflicted on two generations of women were any indication, Earl was always one to put work before family. In need of cash, he finds steady work as a drug mule for a Mexican cartel. Thank God that Clint Eastwood’s not done yet. We follow Earl on a dozen runs and the flow of conflicting yet never-snagging parallel storylines finds storyteller Eastwood at the top of his game. Warner Bros. didn't get behind the film, probably due to Eastwood's personal politics. Did the studio really think that Eastwood, a director known for his objectivity and cool, would be dumb enough to sabotage one of his pictures by following in the spoor of Trump supporters? Eastwood owes the American filmgoing public one thing. His job was to make a great movie again. To that extent, he has not only lived up to his part of the bargain, he’s surpassed it.

Scott Marks

Length: 1 hour, 56 minutes

Rated: R

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Showtimes

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AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22

    11:40 a.m., 2:50 p.m., 6:10 p.m., 9 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 23

    11:40 a.m., 2:50 p.m., 6:10 p.m., 9 p.m.

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22

    12:40 p.m., 3:35 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 23

    12:40 p.m., 3:35 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City. 888-262-4386

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22

    10:25 a.m., 1:05 p.m., 4 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 23

    4:15 p.m.

Angelika Film Center & Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego. 858-207-2606

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22

    10:55 a.m., 1:40 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 23

    10:55 a.m., 1:40 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 24

    10:55 a.m., 1:40 p.m.

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego. 858-768-7770

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22

    6:10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 23

    6:10 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 24

    6:10 p.m.

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar. 858-794-4045

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22

    1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 23

    1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m.

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista. 760-945-7469

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22

    7:10 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 23

    7:10 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego. 858-635-7716

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22

    12:40 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 23

    12:40 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 24

    12:40 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. 844-462-7342

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22

    1:15 p.m., 3:55 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 23

    1:15 p.m., 3:55 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 24

    1:15 p.m., 3:55 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. 760-291-0119

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22

    1 p.m., 7:20 p.m.

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside. 760-439-1327

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22

    1:05 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 23

    1:05 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 24

    1:05 p.m., 3:50 p.m.

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon. 619-401-3456

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22

    11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 23

    11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 24

    11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista. 619-216-4707

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22

    12:40 p.m., 3:35 p.m., 8:05 p.m., 10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 23

    12:40 p.m., 3:35 p.m., 8:05 p.m., 10 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 24

    12:40 p.m., 3:35 p.m., 8:05 p.m., 10 p.m.

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon. 619-660-3483

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22

    12:40 p.m., 3:55 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 23

    12:40 p.m., 3:55 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 24

    12:40 p.m., 3:55 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos. 760-471-3734

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22

    11:50 a.m., 3 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 23

    11:50 a.m., 3 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 24

    11:50 a.m., 3 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

United Artists Horton Plaza

475 Horton Plaza, San Diego. 800-326-3264

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22

    1:50 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 23

    1:50 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 24

    1:50 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m.

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