Clint Eastwood directs himself as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well — so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn’t the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates, played by Bradley Cooper. And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him. With Laurence Fishburne and Dianne Wiest.
“This movie is as much a eulogy for a country that Eastwood sees as slowly crumbling as it is for the life Earl chose to lead.” — David Sims, The Atlantic
“A spry, funny, moving film that never heads in the direction in which it looks like it’s about to head…” — Keith Phipps, Slate
“Eastwood probably just knows that Earl’s story is a great one and that he’s just the man to tell it. He happens to be right on both counts.” — Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
Sam Dolnick (inspired by the New York Times Magazine Article "The Sinaloa Cartel's 90-Year Old Drug Mule" by), Nick Schenk
Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood, Manny Montana, Taissa Farmiga
Warner Bros. Pictures