Top critical review
5 people found this helpful
Nice characters, but uninvolving storyline
on 9 November 2004
Moderately enjoyable mid-period Clint Eastwood western, this is a much more light-hearted adventure than his earlier Spaghetti Westerns. The two leads are good, and much of the humour comes from the culture clash of Eastwood's cynical drifter and MacLaine's nun (though inevitably there's a twist in the tale with this character). The cinematography is excellent (excepting the unfortunate ends for a tarantula and a rattle-snake), and Ennio Morricone's score brings to mind Clint's 'Dollars' trilogy - the only real letdown here is the storyline, which is very thin and basic - even during the climactic action scenes it's very difficult to care about any of the other characters.
Two Mules for Sister Sara is a decent enough western, but compared to such classics as A Few Dollar More, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, High Plains Drifter or Unforgiven it's a very average film for Clint Eastwood.