- Best Known for the Fanservice: Thanks to John Mulaney and Pete Davidson, this movie is perhaps best known as the one in which 88 year old Clint Eastwood has two threesomes.
- Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: For some, Earl is not a great person and nothing in the movie is convincing enough to garner him more sympathy.
- Never Trust a Trailer: Promotions made it look like he was a sweet but ignorant old man duped or coerced into working as a mule for the cartel. In reality, he was completely aware of what he was doing and indulged in his newfound wealth and lifestyle.
- Spiritual Successor: It certainly has some similarities to Breaking Bad.
- Unintentionally Unsympathetic:
- The movie really doesn't do enough to sell Earl's supposed neglect of his family, with them coming off more like expecting him to live entirely for their beck and call and not allowing him any kind of personal life.
- For some, the movie really doesn't do enough to sell Earl as a sympathetic character. He skips his daughter's wedding for a flower convention, and other attempts at portraying him as a "silly old man" comes off as further showing him as an out-of-touch, self-centered man who is completely responsible for the position in life he finds himself in.
YMMV / The Mule