The Mule

2014

Action / Comedy / Crime / Drama

102
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 85%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 69%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 5333

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Angus Sampson as Ray Jenkins
Hugo Weaving as Det. Tom Croft
John Noble as Pat Shepherd
Georgina Haig as Jasmine Griffiths
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Prismark10 6 / 10

Let it out

The Mule also known as The Smuggler is a nice, offbeat crime thriller with some black comedy.

It is set in 1983 as as Australia II is making a robust challenge for the Americas Cup Competition.

Nice but dim Ray (Angus Sampson) has been set up to have a trip to Thailand with his football team. In fact the club president who has a sideline in criminal activities plans to have Ray set up as a drugs mule. Ray swallows condoms full of heroine but is detained by the police when he returns to Australia.

He is questioned by detectives. Tom Croft (Hugo Weaving) and Les Paris (Ewen Leslie) who play bad cop and good cop respectively. Croft roughs Ray up but Ray decides not to pass anything through his body much to the detectives displeasure. Also the local criminals are not happy and reckon Ray will grass them up.

The film has a heavy dose of toilet humour as Ray tries to stop himself from defecating. For such as simple tale, the writers have packed quiet a lot of plot and deliver it with a crafty way.

Reviewed by Tom Dooley 8 / 10

Aussie drug trafficking tale based on actual events

This is a really well made film; the plot surrounds Ray who is a bit on the 'slow' side. He plays a bit of 'footie' at his local club and mends electrical goods for a living. Still at home with his parents who are having financial problems. So when he gets made an offer by one of his closest mates to earn some easy cash – he decides to go for it.

It involves a trip to Thailand and more importantly a return trip with a rather full stomach. What follows is a story that had me totally gripped. There are some truly disgusting scenes here too so really make sure you are nowhere near food while this is on – and for a while after.

The acting is all top notch - Ray is played brilliantly by Angus Samson ('Fargo') but the real plaudits have to go to the perfectly horrible cop – Det. Tom Croft played by the superb Hugo Weaving ('Mystery Road') who oozes bad cop in a way that balances sleaze with old school policing and the tension is pounding for most of thisthriller – completely recommended.

Reviewed by Paul Evans 8 / 10

Another overlooked Aussie gem that'll have you bursting!!

Boy is this an unusual film, inspired by true life events.

Melbourne 1983, we meet Ray Jenkins, a quiet chap very much still tied to his mother's apron. The film starts off with him detained by customs, set to undergo a physical examination, they're looking for crack (haha.) It skips back two weeks, shows how he was bullied into becoming a drugs mule. Very impressionable and malleable, Ray is sent out to Thailand with his team mates, pretty much for one sole reason. Refusing a medical Ray is detained in a hotel under house arrest, under constant Police watch, while they wait for him to pass the drugs naturally. He's ultimately held for 12 days, and all those around him have different interests in him being able to pass the evidence.

This is such an unusual film, it definitely gets better as it goes on, it features some truly horrific scenes, the early, soft tone of the movie puts you off your guard, some of the scenes that follow are truly unexpected and unpleasant.

Plenty of unexpected twists throughout. It's so satisfying on so many levels.

There are elements of humour, to me they seem a little unnecessary, a little out of place, they didn't really need to be there, but the rest of the film is so watchable, credit to Angus Sampson, previously seen in Insidious he gave a brilliant, watchable performance.

Ultimately very satisfying. 8/10

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