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Plot: Set in Mexico, a nun called Sara is rescued from three cowboys by Hogan, who is on his way to do some reconnaissance, for a future mission to capture a French fort. The French are chasing Sara, but not for the reasons she tells Hogan, so he decides to help her in return for information about the fort defences. Inevitably the two become good friends but Sara has a secret.. Runtime: 116 mins Release Date: 15 Jun 1970
This movie was definitely worth seeing. I only heard of it once on this site for a Shirley MacLaine movie, but when I saw it in the store, I immediately baught it. Then I came home and watched it, and I LOVED IT! The scenes are both funny and somewhat heart-warming at the same time if you consider "Sober up! You better sober up you b*****d or I'm going to kill you!" heartwarming. Clint Eastwood was terrific as the "no good Atheist" drunk cowbody and Shirley MacLaine was even better as the "nun gone wrong". I highly recommend this movie to those who want to <more>
I love Clint westerns and Two Mules For Sister Sara is no exception. Clint is Clint and Shirley MacLaine is perfect for her role as "Sister Sara". The developing chemistry between Eastwood and MacLaine is fun to watch and the score outstanding. As usual, Clint has some classic one-liners. I've watched this DVD 5 times and have yet to be bored.
Still An Enjoyable Movie 49 Years After It Was Made - Another Clint Eastwood Classic (by fredfinklemeyer)
02/20/2019 A nice easy Sunday afternoon classic western to watch. I can't remember how many times that I've watched this movie but it was still a delight to watch one more time again. As of today Clint is 88 y.o. and Shirley 84. Soon they'll both only be remembered by films like this. It's still a good fun movie with a reasonably acceptable storyline. Just one more great Clint Eastwood movie that will never die. We oldsters/antiques grew up knowing Clint as Rowdy Yates from the 1959 to1965 Rawhide TV series black & white television if your parents could afford one . <more>
That was long before there ever was any Clint Eastwood the famous actor/director. Bon Appetit
The most used formula for Westerns would have to be this: approximately two to five people thrown together by dire circumstances where they're forced to brave the wilds with only their wits, each other and maybe a couple rifles. They focus mainly on character development, character interaction and the bond that develops during these manliest of adventures. Now, given this, what better combination of people is there than a nun and a cowboy? You're right! There isn't any!Now just because the leading lady is a nun, don't think there isn't any sexual tension. It's sexual <more>
tensions abound! Not only that but it's a fun, well-made movie. Shirley MacLaine was great and, lets face it, Clint Eastwood was born to make westerns. Well, maybe not "make" them ... but he's a great cowboy. Well directed, well paced, good story, good acting and it stars a nun and a cowboy. The opening music didn't "do it" for me but even that would probably grow on me. I fully endorse this movie. Look for "Two Mules for Sister Sara" T-shirts with myself in the background giving the thumbs-up.
I am not a fan of Western films - generally speaking - but Two Mules for Sister Sara is a outstanding story. This movie really did get my attention from the beginning and held it until the very end. It is not a typical shot-them-up Western flick - yet it does have some gun-slinging action in it.This is one of those films I do not want to talk about too much because I don't want to give it away - instead I will tell you to simply watch it because it is good! I can say it is a very interesting concept: The gunslinger helping a nun and vice versa - just watch the film and see how they meet <more>
and it plays out you will not be disappointed.9/10
Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine Whip the entire French Army (by zardoz-13)
"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" director Don Siegel and blacklisted Hollywood scenarist Albert Maltz appropriated an old Budd Boetticher scrip and turned it into a lively little shoot'em up called "Two Mules for Sister Sara." Earlier, Eastwood and Siegel had collaborated as star and director on "Coogan's Bluff," and this film, set against the French Revolution, marked their second collaboration. Wearing a stylist leather hat, Clint appears as gritty and unshaven as he did in his Sergio Leone Spaghetti oaters. Now, however, he plays a swift-shooting, <more>
soldier-of-fortune named Hogan. This blood-splattered but amusing western comedy/drama teams Eastwood's gimlet-eyed mercenary up with an impious Catholic nun, Sister Sara Shirley MacLaine of "Sweet Charity" ,in Mexico during the late 1860s when the Mexicans were throwing off the yoke of French oppression. In the original Boetticher script, the setting was the Mexican Revolution rather than the French Revolution, Boetticher's nun character was entirely different. Incidentally, sources say Boetticher hated the film. Indeed, "Two Mules" contains a surprise ending, and the constant bickering between Hogan and Sara generates many hilarious moments. Eastwood and MacLaine are charismatic throughout. The film is visually splendid to gaze at thanks to Oscar nominee Gabriel Figueroa's cinematography. Consider the way he skewers his set-ups sometimes for a interesting effect. The encounter with the Indians boasts some memorable camera angles, especially when Clint topples from the saddle.Hogan Clint Eastwood of "Coogan's Bluff" is leading a supply horse loaded with dynamite on his way though the dangerous Mexican wilderness when he stumbles accidentally onto three drunks and a naked woman in the middle of nowhere. The gunmen offer to share the lady, but then open fire in return. Hogan guns down two of them, but the third seizes the woman as a shield. Hogan fires up a stick of TNT and slings it at them. The third man fires at Hogan and flees. Hogan drops him with three shots. Afterward, Hogan discovers the naked lady is a Catholic nun! He helps her bury her assailants and then blows his cool when he sees Sara sprinkling his canteen on their graves. He snatches his canteen and suggests that she bless them without water since they are in the middle of an arid region. Things turn even weirder when a column of French cavalry show up, and Sara goes berserk. The French cannot capture her, she explains rapidly to Hogan, because she is working in league with the revolutionaries. Hogan unearths the dead killers and sends them off at a gallop on the backs of their ponies for the French to pursue. Hogan and Sara slip away.Hogan has come to Mexico to help destroy a French prison on Bastille Day, and he winds up escorting Sara to the prison town. Before he reaches the prison, Hogan gets really drunk after the Yaquis shoot an arrow into his shoulder. Sister Sara uses the reflection off her cross to drive the superstitious Indians away. The scene where she has to remove the arrow from Hogan's shoulder is pretty gritty stuff. Hogan gets himself lickered up to tolerate the pain while Sara digs around the shaft of the arrow and carves a groove in it so he can put gunpowder on it, fire it up, and push it out the back of his shoulder. This scene can be rough on the squeamish. Anyway, since he is tanked enough up to withstand the pain of the arrow removal, Hogan has a difficult time with a train that he is supposed to destroy. He cannot climb the trestle to lash sticks of TNT to the pylons so he convinces Sara--who has a fear of heights--to climb up it and attach the explosives. It is ironic that a nun would hate to ascend and this plays into the big revelation at fade-out. Here comes the train and Hogan misses every shot until Sara hauls off and decks him. He recovers and nails one stick of dynamite and the entire structure collapses under the train.The big finale finds Hogan and Sara along with some revolutionaries staging an attack on a French garrison. Siegel turns this scene into a massive combat sequence with Hogan demonstrating that he is an excellent shot with either hand. There are a couple of bloody shots in this battle sequence. As usual, Clint remains as cool as a glacier. The big surprise--which I won't reveal--concerns the way that Hogan's relationship with Sara concludes. "Two Mules for Sister Sara" is part shoot' em western and part romance and together a very amusing adventure opus.
The gunfighter helps the nun and vice versa. (by tmwest)
The famous critic Pauline Kael in an interview mentioned that the opinion about a film sometimes changes according to the time that the film is viewed. A film that might be great when seen for the first time ten years later might seem completely outdated and vice versa. 'Two Mules' is a western that was released at a time that the public wanted something else. What they wanted was Clint Eastwood 'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly' style, and that was what he kept doing for the next years. 'Two Mules' was considered a failure, specially because of Shirley MacLaine that <more>
did not fit into the standard Eastwood pattern. Nowadays the story is different, the film is worth seeing, specially because of MacLaine. Most of the time they are together and it works very well, Eastwood is less serious than usual and it is very funny how he tries to understand how a nun thinks. The music by Morriconne has a comic touch and together with the wild creatures that are shown on the screen like a scorpion, a rattlesnake, a mountain lion gives a great beginning. The final part does not keep the same level, but those two great actors and their funny relationship are quite enough to make this a very good film. The script of the film was originally written by Budd Boetticher while he was filming "Aruzza" in Mexico. He needed money very badly to complete "Aruzza" so he sold the script, and got very upset later on when they did not make the film the way he wanted.
Sure, he's in the shadow here of his more famous Leone westerns, but this vehicle, amiably directed by Don Siegel and aided by a quirky Ennio Morricone score, is an entertaining little spaghetti western knockoff shot on location in Mexico. Story-wise, it's an old west Heaven Knows Mr. Allison with a comic twist, and with an offbeat nemesis in the French Army. The humorous chemistry between Eastwood's Hogan and MacLaine's Sara at times clicks so well it's hard to believe they reportedly didn't get along very well during production. Though when it comes to Shirley <more>
MacLaine nothing really surprises me.As far as Eastwood's post Spaghetti movies, he's rarely been in better form than this. Essentially continuing his man with no name persona, he gets far more dialogue this time around which fleshes out his character and makes him a little more three dimensional. It's a nice change of pace from the Leone westerns to hear Clint spout a few humorous lines and have the odd hilarious facial expression in between his trademark squinting and snarling and cigar chomping.Disciples of Leone's trilogy may never warm up to an admittedly hammier Clint in this, but as Clint's Hollywood westerns go, this is a fun and well made duster. Shouldn't be missed.
The film echoes "The African Queen," but... (by Nazi_Fighter_David)
With the intervention of Napoleon III of France, Archduque Maximilian was installed as emperor in Mexico but Mexican countrymen known as Juaristas Juarez' resistance were fighting to demonstrate that their country could act independently, that - as the reform contended - all men were equal under law, and that foreign monarchical adventures in Mexico were futile...Sister Sara Shirley MacLaine , presumably a nun, has adopted their cause and is being pursued by the French army for raising money to the Juaristas... Hogan Clint Eastwood is a wonder obliged to neither party... He appears <more>
unexpectedly when Sister Sara is about to be raped by three men... Fortunately for her, he kills them all...But unlike the 'Man With No Name,' Eastwood doesn't turn and ride away... He escorts the good-looking nun in her mission...But the nun's strange behavior intrigues his curiosity... She smokes cigars, she drinks whiskey and her language comes to be every day more profane...Hogan's fascination with her arrives at its peak when she removes an Indian arrow from his shoulder, having rendering him half insensible by intoxicating him with shots of Whiskey...After joining her to blow up a French supply train, he is persuaded to help a group of Juaristas led by Colonel Beltran Manolo Fabregas in a final attack on a French garrison...The climax of "Two Mules for Sister Sara" displays the differences between Leone's conclusion which the 'Stranger' merely disappears into the mists of time... The change of image didn't excite the audience leaving the picture with enough nostalgia for the myth of the loner, the super hero, the 'Man With No Name.'The film beautifully shot in Color is really a two-character story... The interesting team gives amusing and tender performances... The motion picture echoes "The African Queen," but is far away from being Hepburn/Bogart exciting adventure...