Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) - Rotten Tomatoes

Two Mules for Sister Sara1970

Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)




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Clint Eastwood is a hard-hitting high plains drifter who rides into town and single-handedly rescues a local nun (Shirley MacLaine) from a gang of attackers. After meeting a band of Mexican revolutionaries bent on resisting the French occupation of Mexico, the cowboy and Sister Sara decide to join forces with the freedom fighters and set off on a deadly mission to capture the enemy's garrison. But along the way, a steamy romance develops between them when the soft-spoken hero discovers the nun is not what she seems. Ending with a violent climax at the well-protected fort, this action-packed western classic cemented Eastwood's status as a true cinematic superstar!

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Manolo Fabregas
as Colonel Beltran
Alberto Morin
as General LeClaire
Armando Silvestre
as 1st American
John Kelly
as 2nd American
Enrique Lucero
as 3rd American
Ada Carrasco
as Juan's Mother
Pancho Cordova
as Juan's Father
Pancho Cordoba
as Juan's father
Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
as Young French Officer
Jose Chavez
as Horacio
Jose Angel Espinosa
as French Officer
Manuel Fábregas
as Col. Beltran
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Critic Reviews for Two Mules for Sister Sara

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (1)

The movie is a lot better than it might have been.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

...only a moderate success.

December 4, 2020 | Full Review…

While the two men are best known for subverting the tropes of action pictures, they accomplished something a bit more enticing by casting a wide net and integrating a top tier actor like Shirley MacLaine into their hyper-masculine world.

November 19, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine make an unlikely but surprisingly effective team in this enjoyable Western.

October 30, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It has a number of things going for it, chief among them a feeling for the landscape of Mexico (photographed by Gabriel Figueroa) which probably has never before been duplicated.

January 13, 2020 | Full Review…

The resurrection of cliches is always a dubious proposition, but the revival of ones that were vulgar from the start strikes me as little short of insanity.

September 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Two Mules for Sister Sara


A mildly entertaining Western with funny moments, but the movie's problem lies in a frustrating, illogical revelation that takes place during the third act, something that doesn't make much sense and unfortunately ruins the entire coherence of the story.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

An awesome western comedy from Clint Eastwood. For most of the time he is his usual self with his laconic dialogues and his signature snarl. But this time there is a more comic appeal to it, one of the most hilarious scene would be when he keeeps missing his target, looking somewhat stupid and confused, then turns around and asks Sister Sara, "Errr...Can you shoot?"

Sajin P A
Sajin P A

Super Reviewer

A film that carries so much promise, but falls way short. Eastwood could've been worse as drifter Hogan, but I did not enjoy MacLaine's presence onscreen. It's a lackluster film in terms of entertainment and dialogue, but the first scene and climax are big thrills. Who would've guessed, both the the scenes I'm referring to include Eastwood doing work with his pistol.

Kase Vollebregt
Kase Vollebregt

Super Reviewer

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