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The Old Man & the Gun

Rated Parental Guidance

(Mature Theme) 93 minutes

Dir: David Lowery, US
Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek

“Forrest Tucker is a man who likes robbing banks and doesn't like being locked up. That's the long and short of The Old Man & the Gun, a kind of Catch Me if You Can for the old-timers set, with Robert Redford as the world's friendliest, most charming crook. Set in the early '80s, The Old Man & the Gun is based on a true story... The 82-year-old Redford is so delightful in the lead that he makes the movie an ode to his legendary career. Redford's Forrest is the head of what comes to be known as the Old Timer's Gang, a trio of criminals that includes his partners in crime, Waller (Tom Waits) and Teddy (Danny Glover). They pull bank jobs for the thrill of it, the heat on their tail only upping the stakes of the game. After an opening heist - Forrest is so sweet he doesn't have to do much more than ask for the money - he meets Jewel (Sissy Spacek), a widow for whom he falls. Their low-key love affair forms the backbone of the story, and Redford and Spacek are so natural together that they make for one of the year's best on-screen couples. Forrest’s past is littered with arrests and jail stints. But he always manages to escape, and and director David Lowery stages a montage of Forrest's breakouts that utilizes footage from past Redford films to glorious effect. In that way, The Old Man & the Gun makes a fitting capper to Redford's career. It's a light, warm story that's punctuated by the power of Redford's smile, one of the best special effects in movie history.” - Adam Graham, The Detroit News